CORRECTED: Main events scheduled for Monday, May 17

© Kyodo News

Main events scheduled in Japan for Monday, May 17:

-- Supreme Court to hand down rulings at 3 p.m. on four damages claims by former construction workers and their bereaved families against the state and asbestos fiber manufacturers for causing health problems such as lung cancer, mesothelioma.

-- Defense Ministry to start receiving reservations for coronavirus vaccines for elderly at large-scale vaccination centers to be located in Tokyo and Osaka and staffed by Self-Defense Forces doctors and nurses.