All About Japan

Patients With COVID-19 Antibodies Found Immune

The results of Japan’s large-scale antibody test show all eight patients who had antibodies against the novel coronavirus were immune to COVID-19.

Uber Eats Starts Medication Delivery Trials

Convenience store chain giant Lawson is teaming up with Uber Eats to deliver medication to those who need it.

Japan's Vaccination Drive Is Underway

Japan began its coronavirus vaccination drive on February 17, starting with frontline medical workers. The central and local governments and medical workers are coordinating efforts to that end.

Vaccination of 40,000 Medical Workers Underway

Pfizer vaccines arrive in hospitals in Tokyo ahead of inoculation which is set to start on February 17.

Japan Approves Second COVID-19 Treatment

The use of dexamethasone to treat people infected with the novel coronavirus has been approved as the second drug that doctors can now prescribe to COVID-19 patients in the country.

Health Care Workers Face Stigma Over COVID-19

Health care workers in Japan are putting their lives on the line to help the country battle the novel coronavirus epidemic, but their proximity to those infected with the virus has prompted discriminatory actions toward them.

Japan to Pay Families if Vaccine Causes Death

Some who fear the COVID-19 vaccine may be swayed by a report that the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will award a lump sum of 44,200,000 yen (US$420,000) to the surviving family of any person who dies as a result of the vaccine.

Pfizer Applies for Vaccine Approval in Japan

U.S. drugmaker Pfizer asked the Japanese government for approval to manufacture and sell its coronavirus vaccine in the country.

A Carbon Neutral Japan by 2050

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledges to aim for Japan to become a carbon-neutral society by 2050 in his first policy speech in parliament.

Fourth Batch of COVID Vaccines Arrive in Japan

Around 830,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines arrive in Japan.

Soothe Your Throat With... a Kit Kat?!

Containing real throat lozenge powder, this new release is one of the most unusual Kit Kats seen in Japan to date.

COVID Vaccines May Be Available in May

Sources say Japan's government plans to deliver COVID vaccinations to the general population in May.

Train Services to End Earlier in Greater Tokyo

Railway companies serving the greater Tokyo area move up the times of their last train amid the state of emergency over the coronavirus.

Tokyo asks central govt to extend state of eme

Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko asks the central government to extend the COVID-19 state of emergency

Sexual Health in Japan

One of the many taboos in Japan is discussing sex and sexual health in an open and proactive way. However, should you end up living or working here, it's important to know what resources are available to keep you healthy and happy.

20,000 people related to Tokyo Games to be vac

Olympic minister Marukawa Tamayo says Japan plans to offer Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccinations to about 20,000 people related to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Finding Remedies in the Soil

Professor Satoshi Omura, joint recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, has discovered organic compounds produced by microorganisms in the soil that are being used to free hundreds of millions of people from infectious diseases.

Vaccination for Japanese athletes to start on

he Japanese Olympic Committee says the vaccination for around 1,600 Japanese athletes and related people will start on June 1.

Japan Looks to AI for COVID-19 Countermeasures

Japan’s government launches a panel of experts to discuss formulating coronavirus countermeasures using artificial intelligence and the supercomputer Fugaku.

Japan to Roll Out Covid Vaccines by Late Feb

Regulatory Reform Minister Taro Kono says he will strive to deliver the Covid-19 vaccination to the public as soon as possible.

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