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Japan vaccine passport struggles to open doors without reciprocity

Foreign governments balk as Tokyo keeps entry restrictions in place

A health care worker prepares a coronavirus vaccine at a clinic in Osaka. (Photo by Takaki Kashiwabara)

TOKYO -- Japan's new vaccine passports exempting Japanese travelers from entry restrictions have been slow to gain wide acceptance as the government hesitates to reciprocate the privilege to other countries.

Just 12 foreign countries and territories accept the vaccine passports, frustrating a business community here that had expected easier travel.

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