The EU has said that it had authorized some 52.3 million doses made in European factories for export to Japan, the highest volume among all 43 countries to which vaccines have been shipped.
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Within Asia, Japan trails China, India, Singapore and South Korea and is only slightly ahead of lower-income nations like the Philippines and Thailand.
The slow rollout means struggling businesses and fearful shoppers will have to hold out for longer as the economy's recovery is delayed by as much as two years compared with global peers.
Atsushi Katsuki, who wants to see the beer break into the top 10 globally, predicts that post-pandemic consumption will surge due to people’s pent-up demand for socializing.
The 107-year-old company famed for retreats in beautiful locales aims to open its first location on the U.S. mainland in the next three to five years.
While those involved in the games will be somewhat isolated from the Japanese public, Tokyo has ruled out using two core tenets of containment: quarantines and vaccinations.
Around 500,000 people have been vaccinated in Japan to date, one of the slowest vaccination programs across developed nations. Bloomberg reporter Lisa Du joins Deep Dive to discuss how Japan's vaccine rollout has gone so far, and the challenges the program may face going forward. Read ...
The Japanese beermaker hopes the move, which it aims to complete by the end of 2024, will also help it to cut costs.
Japan’s fear of losing face against its closest regional rival has upped the ante for the Summer Games.
Good ventilation is turning into a powerful weapon for yakiniku restaurants, sucking away not just smoke but airborne pathogens quickly.