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  • April 12, 2018
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NHK, NTV, and Fuji TV gave top play to a report that a 19-year-old police officer was arrested early this morning on charges of fatally shooting a police sergeant at a police box in Hikone, Shiga, on Wednesday. TBS and TV Asahi led with reports that one person has been found dead and five are still missing following a major landslide in Nakatsu, Oita, yesterday.


Top stories in national dailies included the Moritomo land deal scandal (Asahi, Mainichi); Prime Minister Abe’s denial that he instructed his staff to favor Kake Gakuen in the veterinary school project in Ehime (Yomiuri); a GOJ plan to allow foreigners to continue working in Japan for up to five years after finishing technical intern programs (Nikkei); and a police officer’s fatal shooting of a colleague (Sankei).

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