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  • January 10, 2017
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NHK and TV Asahi gave top play to reports that Toyota announced on Monday that it will invest more than $10 billion in the U.S. over the next five years. Other top news included reports that Japanese Ambassador to South Korea Nagamine returned to Japan on Monday in protest of the installation of a new comfort woman statue in South Korea.


Top stories in national dailies included survey results showing that 40% of local governments are prepared to receive personnel and other assistance from other municipalities in the event of a major disaster (Asahi); the behind-the-scenes discussions between the GOJ and utilities on compensation for damage from the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011 (Mainichi); a GOJ plan to enact a new law to promote the use of “big data” for the development of new drugs (Yomiuri); Toyota’s plan to invest $10 billion in the U.S. over the next five years (Nikkei); and a GOJ plan to seek the abdication of the Emperor on Jan. 1, 2019 (Sankei).

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