Osaka pachinko parlor volunteers to become public vaccination center

Originally published on Sora News by Master Blaster

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The machines will be turned off at the time, so no need for earplugs.

Although momentum has been slowing building, Japan’s vaccine rollout is still slower than many other developed countries. Government managed centers periodically open for reservations, only to have them fill up in minutes. As a result there is a segment of the population still unable to get a shot that the media has dubbed “vaccine refugees.”

But now help has arrived from an unexpected source: pachinko and slot machine emporium Freedom in Osaka’s Kita Ward!

These types of quasi-gambling establishments came under

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