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  • February 28, 2017
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NHK led with a report that in response to President Trump’s plan to drastically increase defense spending “to rebuild the depleted military,” there are concerns that the President may decrease funding for environmental measures and international aid. Defense Minister Inada told reporters this morning: “President Trump has been repeatedly talking about reinforcing the U.S. military, and we understand that this is also part of that…We will closely monitor how it takes shape.” The network also reported that the Senate confirmed investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary on Monday. NTV and TBS gave top play to updates on the murder of Kim Jong Nam, with NTV saying that the Malaysian prosecutors are planning to charge the two female suspects with murder tomorrow. Fuji TV led with a report that Moritomo Gakuen began removing dirt and waste this morning from the land it purchased at a drastically discounted price from the government. 

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