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  • January 25, 2018
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All networks gave top play to reports on the cold weather along the coast of the Sea of Japan due to the arrival of the coldest air system in several years. The networks said the temperature in Tokyo fell to minus four degrees Celsius for the first time in 48 years.


Top stories in national dailies included Prime Minister Abe’s plan to visit South Korea to attend the opening ceremony for the PyeongChang Olympics and hold talks with President Moon to urge South Korea to implement the comfort women accord (Asahi); Abe’s statement in the Diet that he hopes for extensive Diet discussions on constitutional amendment (Mainichi); a plan by Japan and China to reach an agreement to resolve the issue of overlapping pension insurance premium payments by their citizens working in each other’s country (Yomiuri); a plan by the Health and Labor Ministry to delay by one year the implementation of work-style reform measures for small- and mid-sized companies (Nikkei).

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