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COVID vaccines

Tokyo's lack of guidance leaves diplomats unvaccinated on front line

Japan's inaction contrasts starkly to other nations' efforts to protect their missions

Indonesia has offered to inoculate foreign diplomatic missions in Jakarta with China's Sinovac Biotech coronavirus vaccine.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- China's Sinovac Biotech coronavirus vaccine is not approved for use in Japan.

But still unvaccinated, Japanese diplomats at the embassy in Jakarta are seriously considering taking up the Indonesian government's offer to provide Sinovac shots to diplomatic missions. 

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