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  • June 19, 2018
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All TV networks and national papers led with extensive coverage of the powerful earthquake that hit Osaka and the surrounding area on Monday, killing four people and disrupting transportation and utilities.


This morning’s dailies reported heavily on disruptions in gas and water supplies as well as railway operations, noting that the quake exposed the vulnerability of Osaka’s aging infrastructure. The papers also reported on the closure of auto parts, electronics, and other manufacturing plants in Osaka and Kyoto, voicing apprehension about a prolonged suspension of industrial production and distribution in the Kansai region.   

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