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  • November 17, 2017
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All broadcasters continued to give top play to the alleged case of assault by sumo grand champion Harumafuji, saying that Tottori police are planning to question him on a voluntary basis as early as today.

 

Top stories in national dailies included Japan Atomic Power’s use of part of its reserves for decommissioning aged nuclear reactors for building new ones (Asahi); the Chinese government’s acknowledgement that a train’s earlier-than-scheduled departure contributed to the 1988 fatal crash with another train (Mainichi);  the Japanese Fair Trade Commission’s on-site inspection at Airbnb (Yomiuri); the Finance Ministry’s planned proposal to the ruling coalition to increase the tax burden on high income earners (Nikkei); and an interim report put together by a panel on Japan of the UN Commission on Human Rights that calls for Japan’s apology and compensation for the former comfort women (Sankei).

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