that's right, but with the virus spread in the US, the best decision could be to postpone the Expo as well :)
Yeah, no argument with any of those points. I didn't realize Coachella was really part of the Expo tour, but regardless of naming, the key point is if the band/Miku are on the continent or not :).Yeah, they haven't outright postponed the whole tour yet, just the Coachella part. It can go either way, but it's very much possible the whole NA tour will be moved to around October. A concert tour is a big logistical endeavour, so it might make sense to have the whole tour at around the same time, opposed to handling the tour as originally planned and then come back to the US in October for Coachella. Postponing a whole tour is no small thing either though, you have to renegotiate with the venues etc. Time will tell, but the health and safety of fans is important, so we might see the whole NA tour getting moved.
Depends a lot on the bookings venues have. I'll be surprised if all locations &the order stays the same. Some cities could even be dropped if worst comes to worst and they can't secure a venue in some location.I guess there's really no way to know if even the venues/cities will remain the same?
In addition, following the cancellation of this performance, we will be distributing a part of the program as a paid live video so that fans can see "Ningyo Joruri and Hatsune Miku Competition" on March 29 (distribution time undecided) on the performance date. Has been decided. At the same time, we plan to mail order the original goods of "BUNRAKU beyond", which became a vision. Details will be announced on the website (SAP Corporation | 株式会社エス・エー・ピー) in the near future.
I'm actually really grateful for how quick their decision was. It was really considerate of them not to make us worry for too long.Well it didn't take them long to decide the fate of Expo NA
Depends a lot on the bookings venues have. I'll be surprised if all locations &the order stays the same. Some cities could even be dropped if worst comes to worst and they can't secure a venue in some location.
Wanted to add one more thing: I'm really impressed by the reaction of the people who have commented on this Twitter post. I thought there might be people giving CFM abuse for this, but aside from maybe 3-ish posts so far, despite the fact that people are disappointed or frustrated, they really seem to get it. GJ, Miku fans.
My country is only properly entering a lockdown period - knowing how my government prioritises the economy over its people, they might try to get things back to normal around or after Easter, but their current projection is still saying 12 weeks of containment (so no normality until June). But knowing my countrymen, they'll be trying to go back to work and school earlier than that.Japan seems to have got away with covid-19 surprisingly lightly so far, but the containment period (ban on large gatherings like concerts etc.) ordered by the government is ending soon, additionally the hanami season is beginning and people will start gathering for cherry blossom viewing. So now's the time when things either go back to normal or the virus will strike heavier and restrictions will continue.
It would actually make sense to host Olympics in spring when it's not yet too hot. (In that case there wouldn't be interference with Magical Mirai possibly, but that is something we'll have to wait and see).that means, they could decide to hold them even on May or June, and that decision could make sense given all the heat problems of a summer event :)
To be fair, Japan has done a good job of levelling the curve of Covid infections compared to some other countries (and especially the UK, speaking as a Brit - we're still on a trajectory to be as bad as Italy in two weeks' time, even though we're now under lockdown measures). But Tokyo is infamous for being a cramped place to live and travel through, so I'm not surprised if local lockdowns keep happening there for a while. (I expect the same thing to happen in cities like London once our outbreak is under control).from what I've heard, Tokyo government is also considering a lockdown of shops, restaurants and some offices/companies in case the situation won't get better in 3 weeks.
I think main problem are the early/late commuter trains, always very crowded, probably Tokyo will adopt same company policies of Sapporo (that is not in state of emergency anymore thankfully), with employees able to start working earlier or later than usual :)
The Hatsune Miku Symphony 2020 Suntory Hall Performance is currently scheduled to be held. However, in the future, while monitoring the announcements and response policies of the government and related organizations, etc., we will make decisions regarding the performance of the performance according to the situation.
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