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  • January 29, 2018
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NHK and NTV gave top play to reports that the Financial Services Agency is planning to order Coincheck, a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange, to improve its business operations after it about 58 billion yen worth of NEM virtual money was stolen by hackers. TBS and TV Asahi led with reports that Georgia-born sumo wrestler Tochinoshin won his first-ever title in the grand tournament on Saturday. Fuji TV reported on a series of sumo scandals.

Major front-page stories in national dailies included Foreign Minister Kono’s visit to Beijing on Sunday, the kickoff for the Nago mayoral election campaign in Okinawa, and follow-up reports on the alleged theft of cryptocurrency on Coincheck.

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