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Many People Go Out in Japan after Lifting of Virus Emergency

Many People Go Out in Japan after Lifting of Virus Emergency

   Tokyo, May 17 (Jiji Press)--Many people went out for shopping and eating in major Japanese cities on the first Sunday since the government lifted its coronavirus state of emergency in most parts of the country.
   Families spent the weekend visiting stores in a shopping street in the city of Fukuoka, southwestern Japan.
   "I'm happy to be able to go shopping after a long time," said a 71-year-old man who stayed home almost all day while the state of emergency was in place.
   Some stores remained closed. "Visitor traffic has been increasingly gradually but remains low," said a 60-year-old sundry shop manager.
   While voicing hopes for more visitors, he also expressed concerns about a possible second wave of coronavirus infections.

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