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Japan's vaccine push and easing COVID curbs lift transport stocks

Airlines, railways and leisure companies rally as emergency decree expires

Transportation stocks are rebounding on hopes for more economic activity as COVID restrictions ease. (File photo by Tomoki Mera) 

TOKYO -- Japan's accelerating vaccine rollout and the end of an official state of emergency in its biggest cities have investors betting that beaten down businesses will rebound as people emerge from their COVID hibernation.

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