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  • December 22, 2016
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NHK led with a report on the return of more than half of the Northern Training Area in Okinawa today. NTV led with a report on the outbreak of Norovirus. TBS, Fuji TV, and TV Asahi gave top play to reports that the total cost of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics is expected to reach a maximum of 1.8 trillion yen, saying that the Tokyo government, the organizing committee, and the GOJ are at odds over how the burden should be shared among them.


All national papers gave prominent front-page play to the GOJ’s official decision to decommission the Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor in Fukui Prefecture, underscoring that even though over 1 trillion yen had been spent on the initiative, the reactor was in operation only for 250 days in total in the past 22 years due to malfunctions and mishaps.

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