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  • July 19, 2018
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The networks continued to give extensive coverage to the extreme heat in Japan, saying the mercury climbed to 40.7 degrees Celsius in Tajimi, Gifu, on Wednesday. NTV led with a report on the passing of Keita Asari, founder of the Shiki Theater, at the age of 85 last Friday.


Top stories in national dailies included the enactment of an election system reform bill that will add six seats to the Upper House (Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri); plans by Japanese oil distributors to halt imports of Iranian oil (Nikkei); and concern that the heat could affect Olympic athletes in Tokyo in 2020 (Sankei).

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