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  • February 1, 2017
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Most networks gave top play to reports that President Trump criticized Japan’s exchange policy during a meeting with pharmaceutical company executives on Tuesday. The President’s remarks reportedly prompted the yen to rise to a two-month high of 112.08 against the U.S. dollar. Fuji TV led with a report that a video showing a male high school student being kicked repeatedly by another student in a park in Okinawa went viral after it was posted on the Internet.


Top stories in national dailies included the growing criticism within the USG and from American companies against the travel ban issued by President Trump (Asahi, Yomiuri); the National Police Agency’s instructions not to record secret investigations using GPS (Mainichi); signs of improvement in earnings of listed Japanese companies last quarter (Nikkei); and the planned start next week of preparations for bank protection work at Henoko (Sankei).

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