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Japan Preparing to Vaccinate Citizens Overseas

Japan Preparing to Vaccinate Citizens Overseas

   Tokyo, June 5 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government is preparing to administer COVID-19 vaccines to Japanese citizens living abroad for free, starting as early as August, officials said.
   The government plans to vaccinate those people at Tokyo International Airport at Haneda and Narita International Airport near the capital when they return home temporarily, the officials said.
   The move is in response to requests from Japanese citizens overseas who are concerned about the safety of vaccines approved by countries where they live.
   Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi told parliament in April that the government would help overseas residents get vaccinated.
   In late April, the Foreign Ministry set up an office with a staff of about 10 to make preparations including surveying demand for such vaccinations.

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