February 20, 2018

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • February 20, 2018
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HEADLINES

Morning news

  • February 20, 2018
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INTERNATIONAL

Secretary Tillerson says U.S. to maintain pressure on North Korea

  • February 19, 2018
  • , NTV, TBS, Fuji TV
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

ROK leader did not call for additional measures on comfort women agreement

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Mainichi, Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL

GOJ to provide training to schoolteachers on abduction issue

  • February 19, 2018
  • , Nikkei
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INTERNATIONAL

Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga issues warning to South Korea

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL

Japanese, Russian foreign ministers to meet in Tokyo on Mar. 21

  • February 19, 2018
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL

LDP Secretary General Nikai mulls Russia trip

  • February 19, 2018
  • , Nikkei
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

FM Kono to meet with Mongolian counterpart in late March

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Yomiuri
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INTERNATIONAL

G20 summit likely to be held in Fukuoka instead of Osaka

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Asahi
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INTERNATIONAL

MOFA panel recommends “renewable energy diplomacy”

  • February 20, 2018
  • , Yomiuri
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INTERNATIONAL

FM Kono actively travels overseas with China in mind

  • February 19, 2018
  • , Nikkei , p. 2
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan, Russia to step up talks for joint business on disputed isles

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Kyodo News , 3:18 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Keep pressure on N. Korea despite conciliatory mood: Japan’s Kono

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Kyodo News , 12:45 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan, Latvia agree on need for pressure on N. Korea

  • February 18, 2018
  • , Jiji Press , 1:02 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Chile president to visit Japan from Thurs. before TPP signing

  • February 19, 2018
  • , Kyodo News , 4:58 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

JBIC to support Japanese companies’ business expansion in Russian Far East

  • February 19, 2018
  • , Nikkei evening edition , p. 3
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INTERNATIONAL

Kansai executives offer advice on improving nation’s diplomacy

  • February 17, 2018
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Cartoon: Rapprochement on ice

  • February 20, 2018
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
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ECONOMY

U.S. Department of Commerce proposes import curbs on steel, aluminum

  • February 18, 2018
  • , All national papers
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ECONOMY

Turkish ambassador eager to conclude Japan-Turkey EPA

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Sankei
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ECONOMY

Gov’t: Casinos must pay for screenings

  • February 19, 2018
  • , The Japan News , 8:21 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Over 10 billion yen of stolen cryptocurrency possibly traded online

  • February 20, 2018
  • , Mainichi , p. 2
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ECONOMY

Japan to open gates wider to foreign professionals

  • February 20, 2018
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 02:24 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Cryptocurrency boom: A fading fad or real innovation?

  • February 18, 2018
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Abe closes door to talk of an early end to monetary easing

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:42 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s cheap money addiction set to deepen under Kuroda’s second term

  • February 18, 2018
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:54 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Policy mastermind and outspoken dove set to help steer BOJ

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 7:02 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s small bluefin tuna catch will surely exceed international standards

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
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ECONOMY

Japan pro-whaling documentary wins award at London film festival

  • February 19, 2018
  • , Kyodo News , 9:35 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Uber looks to expand Japan service through tie-up with taxi firm

  • February 19, 2018
  • , Kyodo News , 5:32 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

N. Korean IT workers based in Russia’s Far East: sources

  • February 18, 2018
  • , Kyodo News , 4:45 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

U.S. military F-16 jettisons fuel tanks into Aomori lake

  • February 20, 2018
  • , NHK
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SECURITY

SECURITY

PACOM spokesperson comments on bilateral alliance with Japan

  • February 20, 2018
  • , Nikkei
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SECURITY

Top U.S. general, Abe confirm trilateral coordination with ROK against DPRK provocations

  • February 20, 2018
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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SECURITY

Osprey flights at Yokota AB more than doubled last year

  • February 20, 2018
  • , Tokyo Shimbun
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SECURITY

U.S. military to improve incident notification procedure

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Mainichi
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SECURITY

GOJ mulls increasing subsidies for Nago

  • February 18, 2018
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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SECURITY

Okinawa governor approves transplanting of rare coral

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Yomiuri
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SECURITY

GOJ to extend peacekeeping activities in South Sudan

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Yomiuri
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SECURITY

SECURITY

SECURITY

Editorial: Ministry reneges on full report of SDF protection of U.S. ships

  • February 16, 2018
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 12:45 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Murdered Okinawa woman’s family to seek compensation from U.S. gov’t

  • February 19, 2018
  • , Kyodo News , 1:58 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Commentary: The narrow latitude of Japan’s security policy

  • February 19, 2018
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan and U.S. scramble to perfect missile attack responses

  • February 20, 2018
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 3:03 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Feb. 19, 2018

  • February 20, 2018
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Feb. 18, 2018

  • February 19, 2018
  • , Nikkei , p. 2
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Feb. 17, 2018

  • February 18, 2018
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Feb. 16, 2018

  • February 17, 2018
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
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POLITICS

Parties spar over overtime system as gov’t accused of bending data

  • February 19, 2018
  • , Kyodo News , 4:20 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

POLITICS

LDP’s Ishiba presents proposal on constitutional provision on SDF

  • February 20, 2018
  • , Asahi , p. 3
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

LDP mulls lowering minimum ages for holding public office

  • February 18, 2018
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

POLITICS

Amari talks about Abe, ‘post-Abe’ candidates, promotion of innovation

  • February 9, 2018
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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SCIENCE

Gov’t to support AI semiconductor development

  • February 19, 2018
  • , The Japan News , 8:28 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Editorial: U.S. civilian rocket demonstrates frontier spirit

  • February 19, 2018
  • , Sankei
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Editorial: Japan needs a rework of its shameful foreign trainee program

  • February 20, 2018
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:00 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan lags in fact-checking initiatives, media watchers say

  • February 16, 2018
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

The face of immigration is rapidly changing in Japan

  • February 17, 2018
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

TV PROGRAMS

Experts discuss North Korea’s “smile diplomacy”

  • February 18, 2018
  • , NHK
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