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  • August 17, 2018
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NHK led with a report on a robbery and rape suspect who is still at large after escaping from an Osaka police station on Sunday. All commercial networks led with reports on the record rainfall mainly in the Tohoku and Hokuriku regions on Thursday, adding that a newly developed tropical depression is expected to become Typhoon Soulik, which may approach the Japanese mainland early next week.


Top stories in national dailies included a GOJ plan to introduce Space Situational Awareness satellites to monitor space debris (Yomiuri); a plan by Toyota to boost its production capacity in China by 20% (Nikkei); government ministries’ suspected overstatement of the number of people they employ with disabilities (Mainichi); rapidly advancing genomics studies in China (Asahi); and a suspected bribery scandal involving the All Japan Kendo Federation (Sankei).

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