Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu says Japan is supplying more than one million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Taiwan.
Motegi said at a news conference on Friday that 1.24 million doses of the vaccine will be provided free of charge through the Taiwan-Japan Relations Association.
He said the vaccine will arrive in Taiwan on Friday. He said Japan remembers that people in Taiwan made generous donations after Japan was hit by a major earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
Motegi said Japan sends the vaccine in honor of its friendship and valuable partnership with Taiwan.