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  • April 19, 2018
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NHK gave top play to a live report on the joint press conference by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe. All commercial networks led with reports that Vice Finance Minister Fukuda announced on Wednesday his intention to resign, but denied a tabloid report that he sexually harassed female journalists.


Top stories in national dailies included the summit between President Trump and Prime Minister Abe (Yomiuri); the vice finance minister’s announcement of his intent to resign over sexual harassment allegations (Asahi, Mainichi, Sankei); and rising premiums for nursing-care insurance in 80% of municipalities in Japan (Nikkei).

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