Coronavirus Is the Cause
COVID-19 has really wrecked havoc on events in 2020 and saw the effects of the pandemic push into 2021 and this year and it’s tough to see the effects of the virus bleeding into 2022 already. We’re not even through 2021 and events in 2022 are on the cusp of being canceled. With that said, it makes sense. Japan has had a low death rate from the virus, but it hasn’t been totally able to handle the situation in the country easily, and there’s a much larger portion of the population that’s elderly. So, I get the organizer’s decision to cancel their events. But then there are some organizers who are adamant about holding their events with limitations, and seems they don’t really welcome ‘outside’ media coverage from the foreigners residing here in Japan trying to provide coverage for the global community that is not able to be here. I’ll just be glad when all of this is far behind us and we can have events again.