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  • August 24, 2016
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NHK and Fuji TV gave top play to reports that according to South Korea’s Yonhap News, North Korea launched a submarine-launched ballistic missile in the Sea of Japan at about 5:30 a.m. today, saying that the South Korean military is currently collecting information. NTV, TBS, and TV Asahi led with reports that actor Yuta Takahata was arrested on Tuesday on charges of sexually assaulting a female hotel employee.


Top stories in national dailies included a Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare plan to introduce a prior permission system for admission to daycare centers (Asahi); the Israeli military’s deployment of vehicles with fully automated driving systems (Mainichi); a GOJ plan to double the staff of a counterterrorism intelligence-gathering unit (Yomiuri); the expansion of electronic payment services via smartphones in China (Nikkei); and a plan for organizational changes to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (Sankei).

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