Fumio Kishida

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    COVID-19: Japan mulls vaccination of minors under 12 years in spring

    Noriko Horiuchi, minister in charge of vaccination rollout, said Japanese minors under the age of 12 may start receiving COVID-19 shots in the middle of spring once approved by the health ministry. Horiuchi as cited by Japanese Kyodo news agency on Tuesday said “the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare are expected to consider the issue. The vaccination, if approved,…

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    Japan executes 3 prisoners on death row for 1st time in 2yrs

    The Japanese Ministry of Justice said three prisoners were executed on death row on Tuesday which is the first execution in Japan since December 2019. The execution was first execution under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s administration. The three were identified as Yasutaka Fujishiro, 65, who killed seven of his relatives in Hyogo Prefecture in 2004, Tomoaki Takanezawa, 54, and Mitsunori…

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    Japan strengthens medical system to receive 37,000 COVID-19 patients

    Japan’s Health Minister, Shigeyuki Goto, on Tuesday said the country had strengthened its medical capacity to be able to receive 37,000 patients at hospitals in preparation for a possible resurgence of the COVID-19. Goto said at a news conference in Tokyo that the government had met its goal, which was officially decided in November, of securing more beds at hospitals.…

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