NHK and TV Asahi led with reports saying that a family of six was murdered in Miyazaki on Monday. NTV and Fuji TV led with reports that Koji Hanada, former sumo grand champion under the name of Takanohana, got divorced in October. TBS led with updates on the arrest of former Nissan Motors Chairman Ghosn.
Major front-page stories in national dailies included a GOJ plan to adopt measures to mitigate the economic slowdown likely to be triggered by the hike in the consumption tax next October, the planned passage at the Lower House today of legislation opening Japan to more foreign laborers, and updates on the arrest of former Nissan Motors Chairman Ghosn. The papers reported on Ghosn’s dismissal as the chairman of Mitsubishi Motors and allegations that Nissan covered losses of 1.7 billion yen that Ghosn sustained in his personal asset portfolio during the 2008 global economic meltdown.