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  • January 17, 2018
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NHK and TV Asahi led with stories on a ministerial meeting in Canada where Foreign Minister Kono reportedly said in a speech that nations “should not be blinded by North Korea’s charm offensive.” NTV led with a report on a fire that broke out in a factory in Tokushima, while Fuji TV reported that professional shogi players Sota Fujii and Yoshiharu Habu will officially face off next month. TBS led with a report on the award of the Akutagawa and Naoki literature prizes.

 

Asahi, Mainichi, and Yomiuri gave top play to reports on a Justice Ministry panel’s draft reform plan for Japan’s Civil Code that would favor the spouse in inheritance. Nikkei and Sankei led with reports on a GOJ plan to offer pension recipients the option of starting to receive their pension at the age of 70 or later. 

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