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  • June 30, 2017
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NHK and NTV gave led with the forecast for heavy rains in the Kyushu and Chugoku regions. TBS led with a follow-up report on Defense Minister Inada’s controversial remarks made in a stump speech for an LDP candidate for the Tokyo assembly election. Fuji TV and TV Asahi gave top play to reports that former Education Minister Shimomura denied that his office received illegal donations from Kake Gakuen.


Top stories in national dailies included Shimomura’s denial of a media report that his political fund-managing organization received 2 million yen from Kake Gakuen (Asahi); a health ministry plan to allow doctors to remotely see patients seeking to quit smoking (Mainichi); U.S. plans to impose sanctions on a Chinese firm over its illegal trade with North Korea (Yomiuri); survey results showing that half of Japanese doctors do not think it’s possible to continue providing medical care through the nation’s universal health coverage (Nikkei); and concerns expressed by a Georgia state house member about the installation of a comfort women statue at a public park in his state (Sankei).

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