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  • August 24, 2017
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NHK led with a report that North Korea once again threatened the Trump administration by releasing a statement that it will “not simply idly watch the U.S. take the foolish action of playing with fire on top of a nuclear warehouse.” NTV and Fuji TV led with reports that two people were found infected with O-157 E. coli after dining at a BBQ restaurant in Yokohama last month. TBS gave top play to a report on the blueprint for Kake Gakuen’s new veterinary medicine school building, which showed that “beer servers” and a “wine cellar” will be installed on the top floor. TV Asahi reported on the extreme heat in Tokyo on Wednesday.


Top stories in national dailies included Russia’s designation of a special economic zone in the Northern Territories (Sankei); an increase in the number of manufacturers returning to Japan (Nikkei); a survey showing that there is not a single bookstore in 20% of Japanese municipalities (Asahi); and a Transport Ministry plan to use artificial intelligence to ease traffic congestion at tourist sites (Yomiuri).

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