Information on important infectious diseases including COVID-19 in Japan

This homepage presents documents, including statements and proposals, related to important infectious diseases in Japan which were prepared by Science Council of Japan. In addition, the site provides information on official materials regarding COVID-19 outbreaks in Japan which are not easy for foreign researchers to access.
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Introduction to official documented materials on regional COVID-19 outbreaks in Japan

東京都 新型コロナコールセンター相談件数

the daily number of calls at the COVID-19 Call Center of Tokyo Metropolitan Government
URL: https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/data/130001_tokyo_covid19_call_center.csv(外部リンク)

東京都_新型コロナ受診相談窓口相談件数

the daily number of consultation at the COVID-19 Consultation Desk of Tokyo Metropolitan Government
URL: https://stopcovid19.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/data/130001_tokyo_covid19_combined_telephone_advice_center.csv(外部リンク)

variable names, which are the same in all those two files:
A (全国地方公共団体コード):municipality code(this file is only for Tokyo)
B (都道府県名): prefecture name (this file is only for Tokyo)
C (市区町村名):municipality name(not given)
D (受付_年月日): the date of call
E (曜日):day of the week
F (相談件数): the number of calls per day
*Please visit the following site for more information. https://www.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/english/topics/2020/0128_00.html(外部リンク)

Links to Raw Case Data by Each Prefecture

Statements, proposals and other official messages from the Science Council of Japan

2020- 3- 6 Statement from the Executive Board of Science Council of Japan

新型コロナウイルス感染症対策に関するみなさまへのお願いと、今後の日本学術会議の対応(PDF形式:231KB)

Statement from the Executive Board of Science Council of Japan:A Request on Measures Against Coronavirus Disease 2019(COVID-19), and Future Activities of Science Council of Japan(PDF形式:126KB)

2020-04-16 Recommendation from Science Council of Japan

アフリカ豚熱対策に関する緊急提言

Proposal for control measures against African Swine Fever
African swine fever (ASF) is a fatal infectious disease in pigs that threatens food security. In 2018,ASF entered into the world’s biggest pork consumer, China, and keeps spreading neighboringcountries resulting in devastating loss. To prevent the entry and spread of ASF in Japan, the following proposal was made: 1) Enhancement of the administrative measures including promotion of public understanding, animal quarantine system, control measures at national and local government levels, and inter-ministry cooperation. 2) Enhancement of the biosecurity at a farm level. 3) Promotion of survey and research related to ASF not only from veterinary and epidemiological aspects, but also from socioeconomical aspects. Science Council of Japan will provide related academic information for public understanding by cooperating with related professional associations.

2020-07-03 Recommendation from Science Council of Japan

感染症の予防と制御を目指した常置組織の創設について

Establishment of a Permanent Organization to Prevent and Control Infectious Diseases
Science Council of Japan made public the Statement from its Executive Board, entitled “A Request on Measures Against Corona virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”, and Future Activities of Science Council of Japan. Following this statement, a committee for a national-program to prevent and control large-scale infectious diseases was organized. This proposal briefly reviewed the current situations and major problems regarding measures against the COVID-19 epidemic in Japan in 2020, and came to a conclusion that it is necessary to found a permanent committee consisting of infectious disease experts which gives advice to the Japanese Government in order to prevent and control infectious diseases in Japan.

2020-09-15 Recommendation from Science Council of Japan

感染症対策と社会変革に向けたICT基盤強化とデジタル変革の推進

Strengthening the ICT infrastructure and promoting digital transformation for infectious disease control and social reform(Japanese version only)
The Executive Board of Science Council of Japan (SCJ) made public a statement entitled “A Request on Measures Against Corona virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and Future Activities of SCJ”on March 6. Following this statement, the SCJ Second-Department organized a subcommittee regarding measures and programs to prevent and control large-scale infectious diseases. Its first recommendation entitled “Founding an permanent organization aiming to prevent and control infectious diseases” was made public on July 3, 2020. This subcommittee and Third-Department Subcommittee on Ubiquitous Situational Awareness and Social Infrastructure jointly examined the ICT infrastructure development discussed in the above recommendation in more detail. As a result, the subcommittees concluded that it is necessary to strengthen the ICT structure and to promote digital transformation for infectious disease control and social reform. This recommendation is a summary of the review and discussions made by the subcommittees, and the proposals based on them.

committee for a national-program proposal to prevent and control large-scale infectious diseases(Japanese only)

Science Council of Japan has set up a new committee for a national-program proposal to prevent and control large-scale infectious diseases in the Second Section (Life Sciences), and has begun consideration through the collection of scientific data and information on the disease both domestically and internationally, including the response to this COVID-19.