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  • November 24, 2017
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NHK gave top play to a report that eight people were taken into protective custody last night at a marina in Akita, saying that they claim to have come from North Korea. A wooden boat was found near the area. All commercial networks continued to give top play to reports on the alleged assault by sumo grand champion Harumafuji.

Top stories in national dailies included a sharp rise in costs for overseas heart transplants for children (Asahi); falsification of data on product quality by subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Materials (Mainichi); a plan by China to temporarily close a bridge at the North Korean border to restrict trade (Yomiuri), a plan by Japan and the UK to jointly develop air-to-air missiles (Nikkei); and Osaka’s plan to end its sister city relationship with San Francisco over the city’s acceptance of comfort women statues (Sankei).

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