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  • December 18, 2018
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NHK, TV Asahi, and Fuji TV led with follow-up reports on the gas explosion and fire that occurred in central Sapporo on Sunday, reporting that the explosion was probably caused by aerosol spray igniting at a real estate agency in one of the buildings that burned down. NTV gave top coverage to numerous cases of fraud using a QR code payment app called PayPay. TBS’s lead story was a fatal accident yesterday in Setagaya, Tokyo, in which a first grader was hit by a bus.


Top stories in national dailies included a plan by Hitachi to review a project to construct two new nuclear reactors in the UK (Asahi, Nikkei), the alleged existence of a memorandum of understanding that includes an agreement on former Nissan Chairman Ghosn’s “fixed remuneration” (Yomiuri), a decision by Nissan to postpone naming its next chairman (Mainichi), and Japan’s draft budget for fiscal 2019 (Sankei).

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