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Tokyo/UNI/Sputnik: Japan's city of Osaka reported its first three community transmitted cases of the Omicron coronavirus strain on Wednesday, Kyodo news agency reported. more
Black particles found in Moderna Covid-19 vaccine in Japan

Tokyo: Japan has put a batch of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine on hold after black particles were spotted in a vial.

Nepal to get 1.6 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses as donation from Japan

Japan will donate 1.6 million Astra-Zeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses to Nepal through the WHO’s COVAX, which will help the country to provide the second dose to people who had already ...

Pfizer's COVID vaccine approved for minors aged 12-15 in Japan

Moscow/Sputnik: The Japanese government approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for ages 12 to 15 on Monday, the media reported.

Five new cases of UK Coronavirus strain registered in Japan : Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Japan’s Ministry of Health has registered five new cases of the UK coronavirus variant, three of them reported among residents of Saitama Prefecture, The Nikkei repo ...

Japan culled record 5.8mln chickens since November: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: Japan has culled record 5.8 million chickens since November due to bird flu, the NHK broadcaster reported Sunday.

Japan lists medical workers, elderly people as priority groups to get COVID-19 vaccine

Tokyo/Sputnik: An expert group of the Japanese Ministry of Health has identified the categories of citizens who are supposed to be the first to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including m ...

Japanese gov't may offer free COVID-19 vaccines to all residents

Tokyo/Xinhua: The Japanese government may offer COVID-19 vaccinations for free to all residents so that the number of future fatalities and those developing severe symptoms and needing ho ...

Tokyo Reports 463 new COVID-19 cases, breaking daily growth record for 3rd day : Reports

Tokyo/Sputnik: Tokyo set a new record for daily COVID-19 infection for the third consecutive day, registering 472 new cases on Saturday, media reported.

Russian national confirmed infected with COVID-19 on quarantined Diamond Princess: Embassy

Moscow/Sputnik: A Russian national aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise liner has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Russian embassy in Japan confirmed on Monday. ...