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Analysis of demographic changes in Tokyo

The movements of people in Tokyo have continued to change since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in early 2020. The Institute for Urban Strategy in The Mori Memorial Foundation tracks and visualizes demographic changes in Tokyo’s 23 Special Wards periodically, using mobile data from the Mobile Space Statistics® provided by DOCOMO InsightMarketing, Inc.

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Source: Mobile Space Statistics®, Domestic Resident Distribution Statistics by DOCOMO InsightMarketing, Inc. Data on distribution of domestic residents was used to calculate the daily average number of persons per hour distributed across a 500m mesh, on both weekdays and weekends during each target period.

Major measures taken by the government

Dates Measurements
25/10/2021 Tokyo cancels the request for shortened business hours(10/25-)
01/10/2021 State of emergency and priority measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are fully lifted
13/09/2021 State of emergency in 19 prefectures extended(9/13-9/30)
26/08/2021 8 prefectures added to State of Emergency(8/27-9/12)
20/08/2021 7 prefectures added to State of Emergency(8/20-9/12)
06/08/2021 8 prefectures added to priority measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19(8/8-8/31)
02/08/2021 4 prefectures added to State of Emergency(8/2-8/31)
12/07/2021 Tokyo declares 4th State of Emergency(7/12-8/22)
21/06/2021 Tokyo and Osaka, transition to priority measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19(6/21-7/11)
31/05/2021 9 prefectures have their State of Emergency extended to June 20th
23/05/2021 Okinawa prefecture declareas State of Emergency(5/23-6/20)
12/04/2021 State of Emergency extended for 6 prefectures(5/12-5/31)
25/04/2021 State of Emergency declared for Tokyo, Osaka region (4/25-5/11)
12/04/2021 Priority measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Tokyo, Kyoto, Okinawa (4/12-5/11)
01/04/2021 Request for shortened business hours extended until 4/21 for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba
22/03/2021 State of Emergency lifted for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba
05/03/2021 State of Emergency extended for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitam, Chiba (-3/21)
28/02/2021 Excluding the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, State of Emergency lifted in 6 prefectures
08/02/2021 State of Emergency extended in ten prefectures (-3/7)
14/01/2021 Seven prefectures added to State of Emergency, business travel halted (1/14-2/7)
08/01/2021 State of Emergency in Greater Tokyo Area, going out after 8 pm discouraged (1/8-1/31)
28/12/2020 New entry of foreign nationals to Japan restricted (12/28-2021/1/31)
24/12/2020 Entry of travelers coming from the U.K. restricted from 12/24
17/12/2020 Tokyo issues special COVID-19 warning for the New Year holiday period
14/12/2020 Go To Travel campaign suspended country-wide (12/28-2021/1/11)
14/12/2020 Tokyo extends the request for shortened business hours (-2021/1/11)
01/12/2020 The elderly are requested to refrain from using Go To Travel to and from Tokyo
28/11/2020 Tokyo requested for businesses to shorten operating hours.
28/11/2020 Toktyo Tourism Promotion Project suspended ew
27/11/2020 Tokyo temporarily suspended the Go To Eat Premium voucher sales. (11/27-12/17)
20/11/2020 Tokyo began the Go To Eat Premium voucher sales.
01/11/2020 Japanese government eased entry rules for business travelers and returning residents.
24/10/2020 The Motto Tokyo campaign began to encourage people to explore within the city.
01/10/2020 Japan eased entry restrictions for non-tourist travelers from all countries.
01/10/2020 The Go To Eat Campaign began nationwide.
01/10/2020 Tokyo was added to the Go To Travel Campaign.
15/09/2020 Tokyo lifted the request for bars to shorten operating hours.
22/07/2020 The Go To Travel Campaign began nationwide, except for in Tokyo.
25/05/2020 State of Emergency lifted nationwide.
16/04/2020 State of emergency expanded nationwide.
07/04/2020 State of Emergency declared for seven prefectures.
30/03/2020 Tokyo governor requested people to refrain from going out at night.
25/03/2020 Tokyo governor urged people to stay indoors.
25/03/2020 Japanese government urged people not to travel abroad.
11/03/2020 World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

last updated:17/12/2021