Pham Nguyen Quy, a Vietnamese doctor with the Kyoto Min-iren Chuo Hospital. Many foreign residents are facing language barriers concerning the COVID-19 vaccine program, prompting calls for simpler Japanese in notifications and instructions that non-Japanese speakers can understand.© Asahi Shimbun
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The unavailability of information on vaccines is a common problem faced by all foreign residents of Japan with language barriers. To spread information, public administration services should work with communities of non-Japanese and their support groups, and they should also use social media platforms that are viewed by non-Japanese.
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