December 27, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.NHK has learned that laboratory tests in Japan show that two coronavirus vaccine shots are far less effective against the Omicron variant than the Delta variant.
2.A strong cold air mass brought record snows to wide areas in western and northern Japan on Monday.
3.Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says he is considering addressing the upcoming review conference on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons by video.