Japanese Prime Minister Suga holds a news conference, in Tokyo
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) emergency measures, at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan May 14, 2021. Yuichi Yamazaki/Pool via REUTERS

July 22, 2021

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is preparing to negotiate directly with the chief executive of Pfizer as soon as this week for early delivery of 20 million vaccine doses, domestic media reported on Thursday.

Suga is planning to meet the executive in person in Tokyo, media reported, citing government sources.

(Reporting by Mari Saito; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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