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State of Emergency in Japan Threatens Golden Week Sales

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The Japanese government on Friday declared a state of emergency due to Covid-19, resulting in partial lockdowns in four prefectures starting April 25 and lasting through May 11. The prefectures impacted are Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo. The restrictions will mean that nonessential retailers, such as department stores, as well as theaters and certain commercial…

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