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Japan's slow COVID vaccine rollout gets corporate kick-start

Trading house Itochu, Japan Airlines among those giving shots at workplace

About 1,200 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrive at an Itochu office on June 15. (Photo by Fumie Yaku)

TOKYO -- Around 1,200 doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine arrived at the Tokyo headquarters of Japanese trading house Itochu on Tuesday, a key moment in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic for the company and its employees.

"The vaccine gives [us] a positive outlook on the future. We are one step closer to normalization," a company representative told Nikkei Asia.

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