Update from Tokyo on 15th May, 2020.
The Japanese government has lifted coronavirus state of emergency in 39 prefectures. Hokkaido, Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama, as well as Osaka, Hyogo and Kyoto are still remaining under that state. As the number of infected people is steadily decreasing, restaurants and cafes are reopening in the capital city of Tokyo.
Local videographers, sound mixers and photographers are available in locations and studios. There are no restrictions on moving around by public transportation. However, wearing face masks are strongly recommended. Video equipment shops and rental shops are open daily at shorter business hours.