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  • November 21, 2017
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NHK and NTV gave top play to reports that President Trump announced on Monday that he has put North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Video showed the President saying at the White House: “In addition to threatening the world by nuclear devastation, North Korea has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism including assassinations on foreign soil.” The President also announced that the Treasury Department will announce major additional sanctions against North Korea on Tuesday. Other top news included reports on the alleged assault case by sumo grand champion Harumafuji.

Top stories in national dailies included Diet interpellation on Monday, during which Prime Minister Abe discussed constitutional revision and other issues with lawmakers (Mainichi, Yomiuri); the likelihood of Canada’s request for a new TPP agreement being rejected by the other 10 members (Sankei); a GOJ plan to cut taxes for businesses that raise wages or boost investment (Nikkei); and a new arrest warrant issued for the suspected serial killer in Zama (Asahi).


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