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  • October 15, 2018
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NHK and TV Asahi gave top play to reports that Prime Minister Abe is planning to convene an ad-hoc cabinet meeting today to announce his plan to raise the consumption tax rate from 8% to 10% in October 2019 as scheduled. NTV led with a report that four-time Olympic wrestling champion Kaori Icho won her first competition on Sunday since returning from a two-year break. TBS gave top play to a report that the Japan women’s national volleyball team needs to beat Italy tonight to advance to the final round of the World Championships. Fuji TV gave top play to a report that the new Toyosu fish market was opened to the public for the first time on Saturday.

 

Major front-page items in national papers included Prime Minister Abe’s plan to announce that he will raise the consumption tax to 10% in October 2019, a sharp increase in corporate bankruptcies due to a labor shortage, plans by major banks to reduce the number of new employees they hire on account of the rapid automation of banking services, and a plan by the Japanese and the Chinese governments to sign a pact to facilitate bilateral cooperation for search and rescue missions at sea.   

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