Changes of Urban Activities and Behaviors Due to COVID-19 in Japan

8 Pages Posted: 7 May 2020 Last revised: 18 May 2020

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Hiroyoshi Morita

Chubu University

Shinichiro Nakamura

Department of Civil Engineering, Nagoya University

Yoshitsugu Hayashi

Chubu University

Date Written: May 6, 2020

Abstract

The social-distancing measures implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed the socio-economic activities in urban areas. This study analyzes these behavioral changes in four Japanese metropolitan areas based on mobility data provided by Google and Apple. The results show that regular patterns of behavior have been significantly disrupted by COVID-19, and that the behavioral inhibition manifests differently depending upon urban structure and climatic factors.

Keywords: COVID-19, Social distancing, Mobility data, Lifestyle, Climatic conditions

Suggested Citation

Morita, Hiroyoshi and Nakamura, Shinichiro and Hayashi, Yoshitsugu, Changes of Urban Activities and Behaviors Due to COVID-19 in Japan (May 6, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3594054 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3594054

Hiroyoshi Morita (Contact Author)

Chubu University ( email )

Kasugai, Aichi
Japan

Shinichiro Nakamura

Department of Civil Engineering, Nagoya University ( email )

Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku
Nagoya-City, 4648601
Japan

Yoshitsugu Hayashi

Chubu University ( email )

Kasugai, Aichi
Japan

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