NHK led with a report that Japan’s GDP in the July-September period shrank an inflation-adjusted 0.3% from the previous quarter, which translates to an annual contraction of 1.2%. The network said multiple natural disasters during the period had an impact on exports and consumer spending. NTV and TBS gave top play to reports on the first snowfall of the season today in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, 22 days later than normal. Fuji TV led with a report that Olympics Minister Sakurada is facing tough questions at the Diet. TV Asahi led with a report on the arrest of eight people on charges of violating the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act.