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Public frustration over Japan’s slow vaccine rollout is intensifying after it emerged the European Union approved the export of more than 50 million COVID-19 shots to the country this year, the most among nations the bloc is shipping to.

The EU said on Monday that it had authorized some 52.3 million doses made in European factories by companies including Pfizer Inc. and Moderna Inc. for export to Japan, the highest volume among all 43 countries to which vaccines have been shipped.

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