Letters without substantial administrative effect have created the result that the policies of various local governments in Japan are not synchronized. For example, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Miyagi Prefecture, Sendai City, Nagoya City, Fukuoka City, Kitakyushu City decided to suspend public elementary, junior high and high school classes from March 2 in accordance with the recommendation of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
However, there are also local banner design governments that need more time to prepare and suspend classes after a few days, such as: Hyogo Prefecture, Kobe City, Yokohama City and Shizuoka City will suspend classes from March 3rd, Yamanashi Prefecture will suspend classes from the afternoon of the 3rd, Ehime The prefecture suspended classes from March 4, and Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture, suspended classes until the 9th. As for Naha City, because the expert meeting of the central government said that the next 1-2 weeks is the key to preventing the spread of the epidemic, Naha City will only release the two weeks from March 3 to 13.
In addition, there are also first-level local administrative divisions such as Shimane, Gunma, Tochigi, Okayama, and Okinawa prefectures that have indicated that classes will not be suspended until the first confirmed case of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) occurs in the prefecture. . This practice also results in different practices in different cities, towns and villages (secondary administrative divisions) within the same prefecture (first-level administrative division). However, the city of Naha in Okinawa Prefecture separately announced the suspension of classes for the two weeks from the 3rd to the 13th. Schools are closed, who will take care of the children? The problem is that the suspension of classes does not mean that you will be fine after saying "classes are suspended". Follow-up supporting measures must be followed, so as not to be scolded by teachers and parents.