Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, on Monday, once again apologized for a scandal involving his eldest son, Seigo, whose company had provided expensive dinners to high-ranking officials.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, on Monday, offered an apology after his government found his son, a media company employee, had treated officials to lavish dinners nearly 40 times.
The first batch of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Japan on Friday, local media reported, with official approval for the shots expected within days as the country races to control a third wave of infections ahead of the Olympic Games.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, on Tuesday, said he will extend the state of emergency for Tokyo and other regions hard hit by COVID-19 by one month until March 7.
Japan on Monday imposed new COVID-19 response measures that include a ban on entrance for non-resident foreigners from most countries until the end of January to “protect” citizens, authorities announced.
Organisers of the Tokyo Olympics will spend $900 million on measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus at next year’s Games, they said on Tuesday, as they unveiled their latest budget for the delayed tournament.
Japan enacted a law on Wednesday to cover the cost of vaccination against COVID-19 for residents.