I am surprised people are surprised to be honest. This closing of borders was to be expected and I do not feel sorry for people who decided to do private long-distance travel. To be honest, I agree with a comment I think our prime minister made: People who decide to take long trips now for non-emergency reasons are being selfish.
Indeed. I was surprised that Japan lifted the entry ban for a brief period...
Anyways, look at the bright side. More time to spend with our trees
If I go to some of the events discussed in this thread, will take photos and report here.