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Kishida vows to fast-track booster shots amid omicron fears

Japanese PM's policy speech also looks at measures to raise wages

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers his policy speech at the start of an extraordinary session of the lower house of parliament in Tokyo on Dec. 6.   © Reuters

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday vowed to "prepare for the worst" in dealing with the omicron variant of the coronavirus while still moving swiftly to get the economy back on track.

In a policy speech marking the start of an extraordinary parliamentary session, Kishida also voiced hope for further debate on constitutional revision and pledged to conclude a sweeping review of security policy in about a year.

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