Dr. Atsushi Tanaka, a renowned virologist, highly acclaimed for his excellent contribution to understand the cellular mechanism of viral infection. In his long and distinguished career, he served from 2000-2011 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Virology and Preventive Medicine, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. Later, as Chikunguniya viral infection emerged worldwide, Dr. Tanaka joined Vaccine development team against Chikunguniya virus in the Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University as an Associate Professor on 2012. He has several publications in international prestigious journals in the field of virology. We are glad to have Dr. Tanaka among us to describe the latest progress towards vaccine development against Chikunguniya virus.