The Japanese government designates Osaka, Hyogo, and Miyagi Prefectures for tougher measures against COVID-19 amid a rise in cases. The measures include fines of ¥200,000 ($1,808.80) for restaurants and bars that ignore mandates to shorten operating hours to 8:00 p.m., and capping attendance of large events to 5,000 people. These measures will be effective for one month beginning on April 5.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike announces that establishments that serve alcohol and karaoke parlors in the capital will be asked to close at 10:00 p.m. local time between November 28 and December 17 as part of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will provide ¥400,000 in financial compensation to each business that complies with the voluntary request.
Chinese authorities order artist Ai Weiwei, released from his 80-day imprisonment last week, to pay more than 12 million yuan in unpaid taxes and fines thought by those who know him to be related to his activism.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announces its financial results, with a 1 trillion Japanese yen loss predicted due to the Fukushima I nuclear accidents and the resignation of Masataka Shimizu as president of the utility following Japan's highest-ever annual loss.