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Japan has historically had an issue with vaccine hesitancy. You wouldn’t know by looking at its COVID-19 immunization stats.

Before the world’s third-largest economy started administering shots, it had one of the lowest rates of vaccine confidence in the world. Now, the country — which started doling out immunizations months after the United States — has the highest inoculation rate among the Group of Seven leading industrial nations, and it did it without mandates of any kind.

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