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  • December 14, 2018
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NHK led with a report on the scheduled start of earth-pouring operations at the Henoko landfill site this morning, with live coverage of protesters outside the gate of Camp Schwab. Fuji TV’s lead story was Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang’s acknowledgement yesterday that a second Canadian was detained by Chinese authorities for engaging in activities “undermining China’s national security.” Other TV networks gave top coverage to the fatal train accident in Ankara, Turkey, yesterday, the discovery of the body of a woman in Aichi, and a traffic accident in Hokkaido.


Top stories in national dailies included a plan by Japan Post to invest in the U.S. insurance company Aflac (Nikkei), draft outlines of a new government program to accept more foreign workers (Mainichi, Yomiuri), a Health Ministry plan to review the current system of charging additional fees for pregnant women at hospitals (Sankei), and a Health Ministry panel’s approval for new cancer drugs to be covered by public health insurance from next spring (Asahi).


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