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  • January 9, 2018
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NHK gave top play to the forecast for blizzards in northern Japan today. All commercial networks led with reports that a rental kimono company suddenly closed for business on Monday, causing distress for hundreds of young women who were unable to wear kimonos for their once-in-a-lifetime Coming-of- Age Day ceremonies.


Main front-page items in national papers included South Korea’s informal decision not to ask Japan to renegotiate the 2015 comfort women pact, alleged influence peddling by a secretary to an LDP Diet member, and a Mainichi piece on chromosomal aberrations detected in two North Korean residents who used to live near the Punggye-ri nuclear test site and defected to South Korea after underground nuclear tests were conducted there in 2006 and 2009. 

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