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  • August 10, 2017
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NHK led with a report on President Trump’s remarks that North Korea’s threats “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen,” saying that Secretary of State Tillerson explained that the President’s remarks were meant to convey to North Korea that the U.S. has the ability to fully defend itself. The Secretary reportedly stressed that the U.S. will seek to resolve the issue diplomatically, not by use of force.


Most commercial networks led with reports on the extreme heat in Japan on Wednesday, saying that the temperature in Tokyo reached 37 degrees Celsius. TBS gave top play to a report that Japanese teenage sprinter Sani Brown became the first Japanese athlete in 14 years to advance to the 200-meter final in the World Championships in Athletics.


Top stories in national dailies included a meeting between an aide to Prime Minister Abe and a Kake Gakuen official at the Kantei in April 2015 (Asahi); the spread of “fake news” in the U.S. (Mainichi); President Trump’s strongly worded warning to North Korea (Yomiuri); the international financial markets’ nervous reaction to the “North Korea risk” (Nikkei); and North Korea’s threat to launch a Mars 12 mid-range ballistic missile toward Guam (Sankei).

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