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  • July 26, 2018
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Most networks led with reports on Typhoon Jongdari, which is expected to make landfall in the Kanto region over the weekend. TBS led with a report on the enrollment of the children of a MEXT official to Tokyo Medical University through backdoor admissions.


Top stories in national dailies included the Defense Ministry’s estimate that the deployment of two Aegis Ashore land-based missile batteries will likely cost 400 billion yen, double the initial estimate (Yomiuri); planned talks between President Trump and European Commission President Juncker (Sankei); the results of a Nikkei survey showing that 43.9% of Japan’s major corporations are planning to spend record amounts on research and development in fiscal 2018 (Nikkei); the Japan Housing Finance Agency’s stricter conditions for loans for the construction of rental housing (Asahi); and a story about an elderly couple in Okayama Prefecture who died in the recent floods (Mainichi). 

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