Japan Influenza Vaccine Market Assessment, By Type of Vaccine [Inactivated Influenza Vaccine, Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine], By Type of Influenza [Seasonal and Pandemic], By Formulation [Trivalent, Quadrivalent], By Technology [Egg-based, Cell culture and Recombinant], By Age group [Paediatric and Adult], By Route of Administration [Intra-muscular injection, Nasal Spray], By Distribution Channel [Hospital, Retail Pharmacies, Government Suppliers and Others], By Region, By Opportunities and Forecast, FY2017-FY2031

Japan Influenza Vaccine Market size was valued at USD 143.2 million in FY2023 which is expected to reach USD 253.88 million in FY2031 with a CAGR of 7.42% for the forecast period between FY2024 and FY2031.

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Japan Influenza Vaccine Market size was valued at USD 143.2 million in FY2023 which is expected to reach USD 253.88 million in FY2031 with a CAGR of 7.42% for the forecast period between FY2024 and FY2031. Several factors are propelling the expansion of the influenza vaccine market in Japan such as the widespread occurrence of influenza, increased government attention on immunization initiatives, the emergence of novel vaccines, and advancements in vaccine delivery technologies. Japan influenza vaccine market has witnessed a growing emphasis on expanding vaccine coverage and accessibility in recent years. The government has implemented initiatives to encourage vaccination, particularly among high-risk populations such as the elderly, young children, and individuals with underlying health conditions. Moreover, vaccination programs have been introduced in schools and workplaces to enhance overall vaccine adoption.

Prominent pharmaceutical companies and vaccine manufacturers are playing an active role in the Japanese influenza vaccine market, working diligently to meet the increasing demand for vaccines that are both safe and effective. Continuous research and development endeavours are pursued to enhance vaccine efficacy and provide broader protection against diverse influenza strains.

Increased Prevalence of Influenza

The Japanese Health Ministry, in February 2023 announced that the number of flu patients across the country had reached epidemic levels for the first time in 3 years. As per data released by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, the average number of patients per medical institution nationwide came to 10.36, surpassing the warning level benchmark of 10 per institution. Nearly 5,000 regularly monitored institutions in Japan's 47 prefectures reported more than 51,000 influenza cases during the 7-day period. By prefecture, the per hospital number was highest in Okinawa at 41.23, which was followed by Fukui at 25.38, Osaka at 24.34 and Fukuoka, which stood at 21.70. Experts warned that flu infections could further spread unlike normal years after stern Covid-19 countermeasures that helped in keeping flue infections under control in 2021 and 2022.

Partnerships and Collaborations Between Pharmaceutical Companies

Japanese influenza vaccine market has witnessed a notable increase in partnerships and collaborations among pharmaceutical companies. These alliances are driven by the shared goal of addressing the growing demand for influenza vaccines and leveraging combined expertise to enhance production, distribution, and market reach. Partnerships allow companies to pool their resources, infrastructure, and research capabilities to accelerate vaccine development and improve manufacturing efficiency. These partnerships also facilitate knowledge sharing, regulatory compliance, and streamlined supply chain management. Ultimately, the increasing number of partnerships among pharma companies in the Japan influenza vaccine market contributes to a stronger market presence, improved vaccine availability, and a higher level of public health protection against influenza outbreaks.

In 2020, Takeda and Novavax announced their collaboration in 2020 for the development, production, and distribution of NVX-CoV2373 in Japan. Takeda received financial support from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) of the Japanese government. This funding was intended to aid Takeda in technology transfer, establishing necessary infrastructure, and expanding its manufacturing capabilities.

Technological Advancements

Technological advancements in the Japan Influenza Vaccine Market have been rapidly transforming the landscape of vaccine production and distribution. Cutting-edge technologies such as recombinant DNA technology and cell-based vaccine production are gaining prominence, allowing for faster and more efficient manufacturing processes. Additionally, advancements in vaccine formulation and delivery systems are enhancing vaccine effectiveness and reducing side effects. The utilization of advanced genetic sequencing techniques enables a better understanding of influenza strains and helps in the development of targeted and highly effective vaccines. Furthermore, the integration of digital solutions and artificial intelligence is streamlining vaccine distribution logistics, ensuring efficient supply chain management and timely vaccinations. Overall, these technological advancements are playing a pivotal role in bolstering the Japan Influenza Vaccine Market and improving public health outcomes.

Novavax is employing artificial intelligence (AI) to determine the appropriate dosage for their COVID-influenza vaccine trials. The utilization of AI played a crucial role in designing both the phase 1 and phase 2 trials. A design of experiments methodology was employed to aid in the selection of the optimal dosage during the trial process.

Government Initiatives

The government has implemented several significant initiatives that indirectly support and enhance the Japan influenza vaccine market. Recognizing the importance of preventive healthcare, the government has focused on promoting vaccination campaigns and increasing public awareness about the benefits of influenza vaccines. Japanese government has entered into numerous collaborations with pharmaceutical companies aiming to combat the spread of influenza within the country. To ensure an ample supply of influenza vaccines, the Japanese government frequently establishes supply agreements with pharmaceutical companies. These agreements typically consist of long-term contracts, in which the government commits to purchasing a specific quantity of vaccine doses from the companies. In exchange, the companies undertake the responsibility of manufacturing and delivering the vaccines promptly.

In 2020, the Japanese government collaborated with Daiichi Sankyo through a supply agreement for influenza vaccines. The agreement focused on providing a specified number of influenza vaccine doses to fulfill the government's needs. The primary objective was to guarantee an ample supply of vaccines and contribute to nationwide immunization efforts against influenza.

Nasal Influenza Vaccines to Grow Rapidly

The nasal influenza vaccine has been gaining popularity in Japan due to several factors. One key reason is its convenience and ease of administration compared to traditional injectable vaccines. The nasal vaccine eliminates the need for needles, making it more appealing to individuals, particularly children and those with needle phobia. Moreover, the nasal vaccine offers potential advantages in terms of immunological response, as it stimulates both systemic and mucosal immunity, providing a broader defense against influenza viruses. The nasal route of administration also mimics the natural route of infection, leading to a more robust immune response. Furthermore, the nasal vaccine's effectiveness in preventing influenza and reducing transmission has been demonstrated through clinical trials and real-world studies. As a result, the increasing popularity of nasal influenza vaccines in Japan is leading to increase in the growth of Japan influenza vaccine market.

A panel of experts under the health ministry gave its approval for a nasal influenza vaccine designed for children aged 2 to 18. This approval marked a significant milestone as it is the first-ever approval of a nasal spray vaccine in Japan. The health ministry is expected to grant official approval for the vaccine, with the process anticipated to conclude by late March. Developed by AstraZeneca, FluMist is a live attenuated vaccine that includes four different strains of the flu virus.

Utilization of Inactivated Vaccine is Experiencing a Growing Trend

The adoption of inactivated influenza vaccines is on the rise due to their vital role in controlling the transmission of the flu virus. Inactivated vaccines are created using non-living strains of the flu virus and are known for their high effectiveness. One significant advantage of these vaccines is the safety they provide to recipients. As the virus strains used in their production are inactive, they are incapable of causing a flu infection. This makes inactivated vaccines suitable for individuals who are at a higher risk of experiencing severe complications, including pregnant women, people with compromised immune systems, and children. The administration of the vaccine typically involves an injection, usually as a single dose. Eventually, the growing trend of inactivated vaccines has led to increasing growth in Japan influenza vaccine market.

Microbial Diseasesk HA (2022-2023 formula), developed by BIKEN Co., Ltd, a research institute for Microbial Diseases, is an inactivated influenza vaccine that can be administered intramuscularly in children.

Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the Japan influenza vaccine market. One notable effect is the heightened awareness and importance of vaccination in general. The global health crisis has underscored the significance of preventive measures and the need for robust immunization programs. This increased awareness has translated into greater demand for influenza vaccines in Japan. Furthermore, the pandemic has prompted healthcare authorities and organizations to develop more efficient and streamlined vaccination strategies, including expanded vaccination campaigns and improved distribution networks. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in Japan have been actively exploring the development of combined vaccines targeting both COVID-19 and influenza. Recognizing the potential benefits of a single vaccine that offers protection against multiple respiratory viruses, these companies are leveraging their expertise in vaccine research and development.

Japan Influenza Vaccine Market: Report Scope

“Japan Influenza Vaccine Market Assessment, Opportunities, and Forecast, FY2017-FY2031”, is a comprehensive report by Markets and Data, providing in-depth analysis and assessment of the current scenario of the Japan Influenza Vaccine Market, industry dynamics, and challenges. The report includes market size, segmental shares, growth trends, COVID-19 impact, opportunities, and forecasts (2024-2031). Additionally, the report profiles the leading players in the industry mentioning their respective market share, business model, competitive intelligence, etc.


Report Attribute


Base Year of the Analysis


Historical Period


Forecast Period


Projected Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.42% between FY2024-FY2031

Revenue Forecast in FY2031

USD 253.88 billion


Revenue in USD billion

Segments Covered

Type of Vaccine, Type of Influenza, Formulation, Technology, Age group, Route of Administration, Distribution channel

Regions Covered

 North [Hokkaido and Tohoku], Central [Kanto and Chubu], South [Kansai, Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu & Okinawa]

Key Companies Profiled

Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd, BIKEN Co., Ltd, Denka Seiken Co., Ltd., KM biologics Co., Ltd, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited., Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, Shionogi & Co., Ltd, Astellas Pharma Inc., Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd, GC Biopharma Corp.

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In this report, Japan Influenza Vaccine Market has been segmented into the following categories: 

1.    By Type of Vaccine

1.1   Inactivated Influenza Vaccine

1.2   Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine


2.      By Type of Influenza

2.1.    Seasonal

2.2.    Pandemic

3.    By Formulation

3.1.   Trivalent

3.1.1.Standard Dose Unadjuvanted

3.1.2.High Dose Unadjuvanted


3.2.   Quadrivalent

3.2.1.Standard Dose Unadjuvanted


4.    By Technology

4.1.   Egg-based

4.2.   Cell culture

4.3.   Recombinant


5.       By Age Group

5.1.    Paediatric

5.2.    Adult


6.       By Route of Administration

6.1.    Intra-muscular injection

6.2.    Nasal Spray


7.       By Distribution Channel

7.1.    Hospital

7.2.    Retail Pharmacies

7.3.    Government suppliers

7.4.    Others

8.    By Region

8.1.    North [Hokkaido and Tohoku]

8.2.    Central [Kanto and Chubu]

8.3.    South [Kansai, Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu & Okinawa]


Key Players Landscape and Outlook

Pharmaceutical companies in Japan are engaging in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and extensive collaborations for the manufacturing of universal flu vaccines. The dominant market players are aiming to develop a universal vaccine, which is designed to provide effective protection against all strains of the flu, irrespective of the specific subtype, antigenic drift, or antigenic shift of the virus. Numerous companies are investing in research for universal vaccine.

In April 2020, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., a pharmaceutical company based in Japan, and the National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition have announced the signing of a collaborative research agreement. The objective of this agreement is to work together towards the practical implementation of a universal influenza vaccine that offers enhanced protection against a wide range of influenza strains.

Key Players Operating in Japan Influenza Vaccine Market

·         Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.

·         BIKEN Co., Ltd.

·         Denka Seiken Co., Ltd.

·         KM Biologics Co., Ltd.

·         Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

·         Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

·         Shionogi & Co., Ltd.

·         Astellas Pharma Inc.

·         Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation

·         FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd.

·         GC Biopharma Corp.

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Table of Contents

1.       Research Methodology

2.       Project Scope & Definitions

3.       Impact of Covid-19 on Japan Influenza Vaccine Market

4.       Executive Summary

5.       Japan Influenza Vaccine Market Outlook, FY2017-FY2031

5.1.    Market Size & Forecast

5.1.1.By Value

5.1.2.By Volume

5.1.      By Type of Vaccine

5.1.1.       Inactivated Influenza Vaccine

5.1.2.       Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine

5.2.    By Type of Influenza



5.3.    By Formulation

5.3.1.       Trivalent  Standard Dose Unadjuvanted  High Dose Unadjuvanted  Adjuvanted

5.3.2.       Quadrivalent  Standard Dose Unadjuvanted  Unadjuvanted

5.4.    By Technology

5.4.1.       Egg-based

5.4.2.       Cell culture

5.4.3.       Recombinant

5.5.      By Age Group

5.5.1.       Paediatric

5.5.2.       Adult

5.6.      By Route of Administration

5.6.1.       Intra-muscular injection

5.6.2.       Nasal Spray

5.7.      By Distribution Channel

5.7.1.       Hospital

5.7.2.       Retail Pharmacies

5.7.3.       Government Suppliers

5.7.4.       Others

5.8.      By Region

5.8.1.       North [Hokkaido and Tohoku]

5.8.2.       Central [Kanto and Chubu]

5.8.3.       South [Kansai, Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu & Okinawa]

5.9.      By Company Market Share (%), FY2023

6.            Market Mapping, FY2023

7.1. By Category

7.2. By Type of Influenza

7.3. By Formulation

7.4. By Technology

7.5. By Age Group

7.6. By Route of Administration

7.7. By Distribution Channel

7.8. By Region

8.       Macro Environment and Industry Structure

8.1. Demand Supply Analysis

8.2. Import Export Analysis

8.3. Value Chain Analysis

8.4. PESTEL Analysis

8.4.1.       Political Factors

8.4.2.       Economic System

8.4.3.       Social Implications

8.4.4.       Technological Advancements

8.4.5.       Environmental Impacts

8.4.6.       Legal Compliances and Regulatory Policies (Statutory Bodies Included)

8.5. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

8.5.1.       Supplier Power

8.5.2.       Buyer Power

8.5.3.       Substitution Threat

8.5.4.       Threat from New Entrant

8.5.5.       Competitive Rivalry

9.       Market Dynamics

9.1.        Growth Drivers

9.2.        Growth Inhibitors (Challenges and Restraints)

10.   Regulatory Framework and Innovation

10.1.          Clinical Trials

10.2.          Patent Landscape

10.3.          Regulatory Approvals

10.4.          Innovations/Emerging Technologies

11.   Key Players Landscape

11.1.          Competition Matrix of Top Five Market Leaders

11.2.          Market Revenue Analysis of Top Five Market Leaders (in %, FY2023)

11.3.          Mergers and Acquisitions/Joint Ventures (If Applicable)

11.4.          SWOT Analysis (For Five Market Players)

11.5.          Patent Analysis (If Applicable)

12.   Pricing Analysis

13.   Case Studies

14.   Key Players Outlook

14.1.                Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd,

14.1.1.    Company Details

14.1.2.    Key Management Personnel

14.1.3.    Products & Services

14.1.4.    Financials (As reported)

14.1.5.    Key Market Focus & Geographical Presence

14.1.6.    Recent Developments

14.2.          BIKEN Co., Ltd.

14.3.          Denka Seiken Co., Ltd.

14.4.          KM biologics Co., Ltd.

14.5.          Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.

14.6.          Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

14.7.          Shionogi & Co., Ltd.

14.8.          Astellas Pharma Inc.

14.9.          Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation.

14.10.      FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd.

14.11.      GC Biopharma Corp. 

*Companies mentioned above DO NOT hold any order as per market share and can be changed as per information available during research work

15.   Strategic Recommendations

16.   About Us & Disclaimer

List of Figures: Japan Influenza Vaccine Market

Figure 1. Japan Influenza Vaccine Market, By Value, In USD Million, FY2017-FY2031F

Figure 2. Japan Influenza Vaccine Market, By Volume, In Units Thousand, FY2017-FY2031F

Figure 3. Japan Influenza Vaccine Market Share, By Type of Vaccine, In USD Million, FY2017-FY2031F

Figure 4. Japan Influenza Vaccine Market Share, By Type of Influenza, In USD Million, FY2017-FY2031F

Figure 5. Japan Influenza Vaccine Market Share, By Formulation, In USD Million, FY2017-FY2031F

Figure 6. Japan Influenza Vaccine Market Share, By Technology, In USD Million, FY2017-FY2031F

Figure 7. Japan Influenza Vaccine Market Share, By Age Group, In USD Million, FY2017-FY2031F

Figure 8. Japan Influenza Vaccine Market Share, By Route of Administration, In USD Million, FY2017-FY2031F

Figure 9. Japan Influenza Vaccine Market Share, By Distribution Channel, In USD Million, FY2017-FY2031F

Figure 10. Japan Influenza Vaccine Market Share, By Region, In USD Million, FY2017-FY2031F

Figure 11. By Type of Vaccine Map-Market Size (USD Million) & Growth Rate (%), FY2023

Figure 12. By Type of Influenza Map-Market Size (USD Million) & Growth Rate (%), FY2023

Figure 13. By Formulation Map-Market Size (USD Million) & Growth Rate (%), FY2023

Figure 14. By Technology Map-Market Size (USD Million) & Growth Rate (%), FY2023

Figure 15. By Age Group Map-Market Size (USD Million) & Growth Rate (%), FY2023

Figure 16. By Route of Administration Map-Market Size (USD Million) & Growth Rate (%), FY2023

Figure 17. By Distribution Channel Map-Market Size (USD Million) & Growth Rate (%), FY2023

Figure 18. By Region Map-Market Size (USD Million) & Growth Rate (%), FY2023

List of Tables: Japan Influenza Vaccine Market

Table 1. Pricing Analysis of Products from Key Players

Table 2. Competition Matrix of Top 5 Market Leaders

Table 3. Mergers & Acquisitions/ Joint Ventures (If Applicable)

Table 4. About Us - Regions and Countries Where We Have Executed Client Projects

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