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  • June 6, 2016
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TV Asahi led with a report that a 21-year-old U.S. Navy sailor was arrested on Sunday on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and causing an accident in Kadena, Okinawa, on Saturday. NHK gave top play to a report that Tokyo Governor Masuzoe is expected to disclose the results of an investigation into his alleged misuse of political funds this afternoon. NTV and TBS led with follow-up reports on a 7-year-old boy who was found alive six days after he went missing in the mountains in Hokkaido. Fuji-TV gave top play to a report that five gymnasts qualified to compete in the Rio Olympics on Sunday.

 

Top stories in national dailies included poll results showing 56% of respondents support Prime Minister Abe’s decision to delay the tax hike (Asahi); the victory of opponents of Futenma relocation in the Okinawa prefectural assembly election (Mainichi); a 5.5% increase in the number of children on waiting lists for daycare centers (Yomiuri); a Land Ministry plan to post information on vacant houses on the Internet (Nikkei); and Suzuki’s failure to conduct proper fuel economy tests (Sankei).

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