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COVID vaccines

Japan to issue online vaccine certificates in December

Smartphone app will use QR codes to authenticate inoculation records

The Japanese government will begin issuing digital "vaccine passports" in December to foster international travel.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will issue online COVID-19 vaccination certificates, starting in December.

The government plans to issue the certificate via a QR code through a smartphone app. The code will be scanned to process vaccination information.

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