Paralympics official: Encouraging that Japan is starting vaccination

TOKYO (Reuters) - It's encouraging that Japan is starting vaccinations against the coronavirus and a positive thing when it comes to Olympics and Paralympics Games preparations, a top International Paralympic Committee (IPC) official said on Wednesday.

Craig Spence, the IPC's chief communications officer, made the remarks at a news conference with the IPC, the International Olympic Committee, and the Tokyo 2020 organising committee. Japan began vaccinations against the coronavirus earlier on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Sakura Murakami; Writing by Elaine Lies; Editing by Alex Richardson)