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  • October 20, 2016
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3464a7d75f78bbbd673961bb504904cc_contentNHK, NTV, and TBS led with reports that visiting International Olympic Committee President Bach met with Prime Minister Abe on Wednesday and proposed holding some of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic events in the disaster-hit areas to contribute to reconstruction efforts. Other top news included a report that the organizers of a photo contest in Aomori have decided to cancel their withdrawal and award the top prize to a picture of a teenage girl who later committed suicide because of bullying.


Main front-page news in national papers included the ruling LDP’s decision to change the current rule on the term of its president; IOC President Bach’s meeting with PM Abe; and Empress Michiko’s written interview with the Imperial Household Agency press club, during which she disclosed that Emperor Akihito has been consulting with Crown Prince Naruhito and Prince Akishinomiya on his desire to abdicate.    

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