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  • December 5, 2017
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NHK gave top play to a report that Chief Cabinet Secertary Suga told reporters this morning that the GOJ will formally decide at a cabinet meeting on Dec. 8 that the Emperor’s abdication will take place on April 30, 2019. TBS led with a report that UN Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Feltman will make a rare visit to Pyongyang today at the invitation of North Korea and meet with Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and others, saying that FM Kono told reporters today that international sanctions against North Korea are taking effect. Kono also expressed hope that Feltman will emphasize the need for the DPRK to change its policies. TV Asahi led with a report on the first snowfall of the season in western Japan today. Fuji TV gave top play to a report that the father of popular actor Tadanobu Asano was arrested on charges of using stimulants. NTV continued to report on Harumafuji. 

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