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  • September 18, 2018
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NHK gave top play to a report that train services connecting the city of Osaka and Kansai Airport, which were suspended when a bridge was damaged during a typhoon earlier this month, were resumed this morning. NTV and Fuji TV led with reports on the torrential rain in the Tokyo area on Monday evening. TBS gave top play to a report that actress Kirin Kiki died at the age of 75 on Saturday. TV Asahi led with a report on a press conference held by Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka before the opening of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.


Top stories in national dailies included a GOJ plan to dispatch GSDF personnel to a multinational peacekeeping operation on the Sinai Peninsula (Asahi), the United States’ preparations to impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports (Yomiuri), the MSDF’s antisubmarine drills in the South China Sea (Sankei), survey results showing that about 30% of Japan’s national universities have been targeted by overseas hackers (Nikkei), and the Health Ministry’s failure to thoroughly investigate the damage caused by forced sterilization in the past (Mainichi).

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