Dear International Fugu Association members,
The new coronavirus is raging all over the world
The economy has become very difficult because an emergency declaration was issued all over Japan, and people must stay at home.
I hope that this pandemic will end as soon as possible.
The International Fugu Association has postponed all plans for this fiscal year.
The other day, Japan Aquatic Products Export Council advised on the following plan as approved
1．Public relations and business meetings for Japanese marine products and processed marine products in Singapore, and
2．Inbound trade mission for Fugu buyers in Singapore.
It is a great honor, but the number of people infected with coronaviruses is now increasing in Singapore.
I heard that the Singapore government had taken a measure to gather infected people on one island to prevent further spread in the city.
Naturally, the current status prohibits international travel, and the question is whether or not we can organize the invitations to Japan or business meetings in Singapore within the year?
I pray to the god of Fugu.
From 23:59 on March 23, entry and transit of short-term travelers (those who do not have a long-term visa) will be prohibited.
Among long-term visa holders, labor visa holders (including spouses and children) are not allowed to return to Singapore except for workers in industries related to public services such as health service and transportation.
Exceptions are other long-term visa holders and permanent residents.
We are currently planning the following domestic events.
Presentation on Fugu food culture at an academic conference at the Nagasaki University on September 3.
The International Seafood Show Tokyo on September 30th to October 2nd.
On the first day, September 30th, the International Fugu Association will support the Fugu Summit 2020 at the same venue.
Of course, depending on the situation of the spread of coronavirus infection, these events may be postponed or discontinued, so it seems that there is no other way than to stay calm at home and wait for recovery.
That's it for this newsletter.