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Japan's AEON to offer malls as COVID vaccination centers

Local authorities turn to retail giant for unprecedented campaign

Aeon is experienced working with local authorities and has huge shopping malls with floor spaces exceeding 100,000 sq. meters. (Source photos by Tomoki Mera and Reuters) 

TOKYO -- Japanese retail giant Aeon will offer its shopping malls for use as vaccination sites for the government's inoculation campaign, Nikkei learned on Friday.

Aeon will allow local governments to use its main shopping malls, including parking lots and power sources, as vaccination centers. The Chiba Prefecture-based company has some 290 shopping malls across the country.

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