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  • December 7, 2016
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NHK gave top play to a report that the integrated resort bill to legalize casinos passed the Lower House on Tuesday, saying that the ruling camp was divided over the bill. Other top news included reports on a traffic accident in Tokyo on Tuesday and the death of Fuji TV reporter Makiko Muto.


Top stories in national dailies included NHK’s decision to name former Mitsubishi Corp. Vice President Ryoichi Ueda as its next president replacing incumbent President Katsuto Momii, who will step down on Jan. 24 (Asahi); the Lower House’s passage of the integrated resort bill (Mainichi); the results of a 2015 international assessment test showing that Japanese students’ reading comprehension dropped to eighth place from fourth place in 2013 (Yomiuri); a plan for a business tie-up between Idemitsu and Showa Shell (Nikkei); and South Korean President Park’s likely resignation in April 2017 (Sankei).

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