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  • February 9, 2018
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NHK gave top play to a report that the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 1,000 points on Thursday, its second biggest drop in history. NTV and Fuji TV led with reports on the men’s ski jumping competition at the PyeongChang Olympics on Thursday. TBS and TV Asahi also reported on the Olympics, with TBS saying that Kim Jong Un’s sister is expected to meet with ROK President Moon over lunch tomorrow.


Top stories in national dailies included North Korea’s military parade in Pyongyang (Mainichi, Sankei); a plan by the Defense Ministry to obligate companies working with the ministry to strengthen their measures against cyberattacks (Nikkei); apparent links between a cryptocurrency exchange in New Zealand and the theft of 58 billion yen worth of virtual money in Japan (Asahi); and the results of a Yomiuri survey showing that 99 hospitals have received administrative guidance from labor standards inspection offices over doctors working excessive overtime (Yomiuri).

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