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  • May 8, 2018
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NHK gave top play to a report that the opposition parties will end their boycott of Diet deliberations today after the LDP and the Constitutional Democratic Party agreed on Monday to summon Tadao Yanase, a former aide to Prime Minister Abe, to testify at the Diet as early as Wednesday and also hold intensive deliberations on the Kake Gakuen scandal on May 14. TBS led with a report on the growing criticism of Finance Minister Aso’s remark on May 4 that “there is no such thing as a sexual harassment charge.” NTV and Fuji TV gave top play to reports on the heavy rain in the Kanto region last night. TV Asahi reported on the unusually cold weather today.


Major front-page items in national papers included Yomiuri’s written interview with South Korean President Moon, Chinese Premier Li’s op-ed in the Asahi, Takeda Pharma’s planned buyout of Irish drug maker Shire, the launch of the Democratic Party for the People, and the opposition camp’s decision to end its boycott of parliamentary deliberations.  

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