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  • July 20, 2018
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NHK, TBS, and Fuji TV continued to give extensive coverage to the blistering heat, saying that temperatures have reached life-threatening levels in many parts of Japan. NTV led with a report that Kazakh figure skater and Olympic medalist Denis Ten was stabbed to death in an attack in Kazakhstan on Thursday. TV Asahi led with a report that rivers in Hiroshima are at risk of flooding even with a small amount of rain since soil from landslides has raised riverbeds.

 

Top stories in national dailies included the expected passage today of a bill related to the legalization of casinos (Asahi, Mainichi, Sankei), a plan by the Transport Ministry to penalize Nippon Cargo for falsifying maintenance records (Yomiuri), and an increase in the use of renewable energy by Japanese companies (Nikkei).

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