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  • February 8, 2017
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NHK gave top play to a report that President Trump said he is ready to take the court case over his executive order on immigration to the Supreme Court if necessary. TBS, Fuji TV, and TV Asahi reported that former Tokyo Governor Ishihara is likely to be summoned to a hearing as an unsworn witness over soil issues at the Toyosu fish market. NTV led with a report on the cold weather throughout Japan on Tuesday and the forecast for snow in Tokyo on Thursday.


Top stories in national dailies included the “amakudari” scandal involving senior education ministry bureaucrats (Asahi, Yomiuri), the U.S. Air Force’s provision of a total of 800 million yen in research funds to 128 Japanese researchers (Mainichi), a GOJ plan to promote transparent competition in smartphone sales in Japan (Nikkei), and anti-Japanese campaigns in South Korea through a film and children’s book (Sankei).

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