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  • December 20, 2016
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NHK gave top play to a report that a truck plowed into a market in Berlin on Monday, killing at least nine people and injuring dozens more. All commercial networks led with reports that Japanese singer ASKA was released on Monday after prosecutors decided not to indict him on charges of using stimulants due to a lack of evidence.


The resumption of Osprey flights in Okinawa received prominent front-page coverage in all national papers today. Other major news items included a GOJ policy of offering a scholarship worth 20,000 to 40,000 yen per month for students from low income families and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication’s plan to start in FY2017 an online course to train cyber-defense professionals.

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