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Open data on COVID-19 health situation and public services in local governments in Japan

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Innovative response

The Tokyo metropolitan government provides nformation useful for civilians such as i) status of occurrence of COVID-19, ii) contact point for civilians who are concerned about their health such as “assistance provided to civilians by private organizations”. The Excel file shows information regarding services provided by private organizations including: i) type of the service provided by public organizations (e.g, education, medical services, communications, etc.); ii) to whom the service is provided (e.g, individual, school, local government, etc.); iii) time period when the service is provided; iv) fee (fee or paid); v) name of the private organization; vi) detail of provided service; vii) URL; viii) the condition, etc. Following Tokyo’s activity, other local governments have started similar information provision.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

Open data on COVID-19 health situation and public services in local governments in Japan

Level(s) of government:
  • National/Federal government
  • Local government
  • Private Sector

Issues being addressed:

  • Information and practice sharing (with public and/or internal)
  • Real-time data collection, sharing, and analysis
  • Public service delivery under new circumstances
  • Crowdsourcing solutions

Date Submitted:

2 June 2020