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  • February 28, 2017
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NHK gave top play to updates on the murder of Kim Jong Nam, saying that the two female suspects were apparently given the antidote to VX nerve gas. TBS and TV Asahi led with reports that Prime Minister Abe was grilled at the Diet yesterday in relation to a kindergarten operated by Moritomo Gakuen that made its preschoolers chant support for the security legislation and Prime Minister Abe and criticize China and South Korea during a sports event. NTV and Fuji TV gave top play to the Academy Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles on Sunday.


Major front-page items in national papers included China’s underwater surveys in Japan’s exclusive economic zone around the Senkakus, updates on the murder of Kim Jong Nam, a GOJ policy allowing some 32,000 residents near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to return home starting in April, and the establishment of guidelines by the central government for commercial enterprises regarding the purchase and sale of “big data,” such as information on credit card use and vehicle mileage records.

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