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  • March 7, 2017
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NHK and Fuji TV gave led with reports that President Trump signed a new executive order banning people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days if they do not possess valid visas. NTV led with a report that the North Korean ambassador to Malaysia was deported on Monday amid the escalating conflict between Malaysia and North Korea over Kim Jong Nam’s murder. TV Asahi reported that Moritomo Gakuen is likely to postpone opening its new elementary school in Osaka in April. TBS led with a report that Prime Minister Abe was questioned again in the Diet on Monday on the issue of Moritomo Gakuen.

 

NHK reported later in its news program that North Korea’s state media announced this morning that the DPRK successfully test-fired four ballistic missiles “aimed at attacking U.S. forces in Japan” The network added that an unnamed USG official said there is a possibility that the launched missiles included a Scud-ER with a range of 1,000 km, and that although a total of five missiles were fired, one of them exploded immediately after the launch.

 

Top stories in national dailies included North Korea’s launch of four ballistic missiles (Asahi, Yomiuri, Sankei); tax breaks to two TEPCO-related firms for damage from the Fukushima nuclear accident (Mainichi); and a plan by Yamato Transport to raise its shipping rates for the first time in 27 years apart from tax adjustments (Nikkei).

 

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