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Japan pledges $834 million for international initiative on vaccine development

  • May 6, 2020
  • , Mainichi
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Wednesday’s Mainichi and Nikkei wrote that Japan and some 40 countries and donors held an online meeting hosted by the EU on Monday. Along with the European Commission, the conference was co-hosted by Japan, the UK, Canada, and Saudi Arabia. Prime Minister Abe delivered a video message to the conference in which he announced Japan’s pledge to donate about $834 million to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, a global alliance financing and coordinating the development of vaccines against emerging infectious diseases. The papers wrote that although the conference was intended to demonstrate the importance of international cooperation, the United States did not participate.

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