Imports into Japan via Narita Airport reached a record high in April partly due to the increase in import of coronavirus vaccines.
Imports totalled more than 1.34 trillion yen, or about 12 billion dollars, and increase of 26.4 percent from the same month last year and is the largest for April.
Imports of pharmaceutical products rose to about 1.9 billion dollars. Japan imports Covid-19 vaccine from Belgium, where Pfizer’s production base is located.
Imports of fruits from Taiwan were valued at around 155,000 dollars. Japan began buying importing from Taiwan soon after China suspended imports of them in March.