Following the decline in the reported number of new cases and the slow easing of restrictions across Japan, many businesses are returning to work and re-opening their offices in varying degrees of phased capacity as people aim to get back to some version of “normality”.
Therefore, we have decided that it is appropriate timing for us to re-open both the Japan Branch and TMKK offices in Tokyo from Wednesday 1st July. Following government advice on maintaining proper social distancing and safety for our staff, the offices will re-open with some reduced capacity and teams will alternate and rotate on a weekly basis as required. Some staff however will continue to work remotely from home if they feel that is more appropriate to their circumstances, and they can do so effectively without any disruption to Members' services.
As always, the health and wellbeing of our employees is a key concern for us at this time and we will continue to monitor developments over the coming days and weeks, whilst ensuring all services to Members remain fully operational and unaffected as we come out of lockdown.