The issue has become all the more urgent since safety concerns have been raised about vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.
The moves may delay protection for the region amid concerns that the shot could trigger a rare and potentially deadly blood clotting condition.
The nation has had success controlling the virus that first surfaced on its soil in late 2019, but its vaccination drive is off to a slow...
NASA said Friday it is targeting another launch of a SpaceX spacecraft, due to carry Japan's Akihiko Hoshide and three other astronauts to the Internationa
More than 1,000 shots of coronavirus vaccine went to waste in Japan after storage temperatures deviated from a required range due to a freezer malfunction, the...
Vaccine rollout chief Taro Kono said he expects the government to have enough doses so older people can receive their second shots in May and June.
The stage production of the 2003 Oscar-winning film will have its world premiere at Tokyo's Imperial Theater in February 2022.
Kono has seen his popularity surge even as the government of his boss, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, has been battered by criticism over the pandemic.
The first shots, which are expected to be for medical workers, could begin around Feb. 17.
The slowness appears to be due to widespread hesitation in the country, including lingering safety concerns, doubts about the level of protection promised and a...