January 22. On the 22nd local time, Taro Kono, the head of Japan’s new crown vaccine, said that he plans to provide people with new crown vaccination from the end of February.
He also said half-jokingly, “I will work hard to become the number one in Reiwa. porter”. However, because the term “porter” means “drug dealer” in Japanese, some members of the opposition party accused it of improper use.
According to a report from Japan’s Sankei Shimbun on the 22nd, Kono said in response to questions from opposition members in the National Assembly that day that the Japanese government is formulating a detailed vaccination plan after signing the contract with Pfizer and will cooperate with local governments. , To ensure that the work starts smoothly.
Kono also expressed his hope that he could become “the No. 1 porter of Reiwa”, which aroused dissatisfaction among opposition party members and accused him of improper terminology.
A member of the opposition party also asked Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, “Kono once claimed to be an expert on house demolition in the Reiwa era,” whether he is not suitable for arranging vaccination and other detailed tasks.
Yoshihide Suga responded, “The vaccination work needs the support and understanding of the public.
Kono has a good public influence and is suitable for this job.”