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  • May 23, 2017
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NHK and NTV led with reports that one of the two men arrested by the Osaka police for obstructing official duties is believed to be Masaaki Osaka, who has been wanted for the killing of a police officer in 1971. TV Asahi led with a report that North Korea released on Monday a video of its latest missile launch. Other top news included a report that LDP lawmaker Hideo Onishi apologized on Monday for saying in the Diet that “cancer patients don’t have to work.”

 

Major front-page items in national papers included the Finance Services Agency’s plan to probe the GOJ-affiliated Shoko Chukin Bank on suspicion of extending illicit loans, a GOJ policy of allowing commercial firms to use some radio frequencies originally set aside for police and firefighters, and the arrest of the leftwing activist Masaaki Osaka.

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