Vaccine Hesitancy in Japan on the Record with Dr. Andrew Gordon (Harvard) and Dr. Michael Reich (Harvard)

In this episode, Dr. Andrew Gordon (Harvard) and Dr. Michael Reich (Harvard) respond to reports of low vaccine confidence in Japan by outlining the history of vaccines in the country, noting shifts in popular and bureaucratic attitudes towards vaccines, and comparing anti-vaxx movements in Japan and the US along with the role of the media in shaping reactions in both countries, before reflecting on what lessons can be applied to future pandemics.

View Dr. Gordon and Dr. Reich's co-authored article, "The Puzzle of Vaccine Hesitancy in Japan" in the Journal of Japanese Studies here: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/799776.
2019