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Japan's Suga to request additional doses from Pfizer

Prime minister arranges to directly talk to US pharmaceutical company

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga intends to directly ask Pfizer executives to supply Japan with additional vaccine doses. (Source photos by Uichiro Kasai and Reuters)

WASHINGTON -- Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is arranging to talk directly to executives at U.S. pharmaceutical company Pfizer in a bid to purchase additional COVID-19 vaccine supplies, several sources told Nikkei.

Suga is expected to talk directly to Pfizer executives by telephone on Saturday while he is in the U.S.

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