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Japan opened its first mass vaccination centres on Monday in a bid to speed up a cautious Covid-19 inoculation programme with just two months until the virus-postponed Tokyo Olympics. The majority of athletes and others staying in the Olympic village will be vaccinated before they enter Japan, but inoculation is not required to participate. bur-kaf/sah/mtp
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The Japanese benchmark index was up 0.8% in early trade while the Topix added 0.67%.
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A Japanese government panel on Thursday recommended approval of Moderna and AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccines, as criticism mounts over the slow start to inoculations with just two months until the Olympics. Japan's government is under pressure over its comparatively slow start to vaccinations, with strict rules that required additional domestic trials and complicated bureaucracy.
Criticism of the bill was mounting after the death of a Sri Lankan refugee held in detention.
Decline was on the back of a hit in private consumption as a state of emergency to curb the virus kept people at home.