Japanese businesses to offer benefits using vaccination app

Japan Today -- Oct 07
Japanese companies will collaborate to offer special benefits to customers who utilize a new smartphone app showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination when using restaurants and hotels, the app providers said Wednesday.

Some 10 companies have joined the initiative, which aims to attract customers by promoting their measures to prevent coronavirus infections while encouraging people to get vaccinated.

The smartphone app will display proof of vaccination with the user's face on the screen once they register the necessary information after being fully inoculated against COVID-19, according to app providers Medical Check Propulsion Mechanism and Tokyo-based medical venture ICheck Co.

The app called "Wakupasu" can be downloaded to smartphones free of charge and is expected to be launched following approval by Apple Inc. and others, they said.

新型コロナウイルスによる全国の重症者は、28日連続で減少しています。一方で、ワクチンを受けた人が、一定のサービスが受けられる「ワクチンパスポート」について、政府に先駆け、民間での取り組みが始まります。 - 日テレNEWS