Japan to Downgrade COVID-19 Classification on May 8

Learn Japanese from the News

10m 00s
Broadcast on February 20, 2023 Available until February 20, 2024

Join us as we listen to a news story about how Japan's government has decided to downgrade the legal status of COVID-19, which is currently classified as equivalent to Category 2, the second-most severe tier. On May 8, it will be lowered to Category 5, the same grouping as seasonal influenza. We talk about what will change with the reclassification, ask international residents for their thoughts, and consult experts for advice.

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