Taro Kono speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in June last year. Photo: EPA Taro Kono speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in June last year. Photo: EPA
Taro Kono speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in June last year. Photo: EPA

For Japan’s Covid-19 vaccine tsar Taro Kono, will a successful vaccination drive put him one step closer to prime ministership?

  • Reform minister Kono was handed the tricky vaccination portfolio after a poll placed him as the public’s top choice for prime minister
  • It’s caused a buzz with analysts speculating whether Kono’s success would boost support for PM Yoshihide Suga or help him attain the top leadership role

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Taro Kono speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in June last year. Photo: EPA Taro Kono speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in June last year. Photo: EPA
Taro Kono speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in June last year. Photo: EPA
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