December 16, 2019

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • December 16, 2019
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HEADLINES

Morning news

  • December 16, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL

Special Representative Biegun says U.S. has no deadline for DPRK talks

  • December 16, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan, South Korea hold first trade policy talks in three and a half years

  • December 16, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan-China lawmaker meeting canceled after Beijing’s number request

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Kyodo News , 8:15 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan calls for smooth Brexit process

  • December 16, 2019
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

FM Motegi meets with Sri Lankan president

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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INTERNATIONAL

Russia quietly expands military ties with Laos

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 2:00 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan wants auto tariffs scrapped immediately in UK trade treaty

  • December 16, 2019
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 2:10 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL

Cartoon: Boris the guardsman

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
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INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Avoidance of sanctions not cause for optimism on U.S.-China trade deal

  • December 15, 2019
  • , The Japan News , 7:24 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Think tank chief emerges as likely candidate for U.S. envoy to Japan

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri
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INTERNATIONAL

North Korea conducts another “important test”

  • December 15, 2019
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INTERNATIONAL

U.S., DPRK diplomats may meet in DMZ

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Asahi, Nikkei, Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL

GOJ set to host Chinese leader as state guest

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL

Health ministers of Japan, China, ROK hold talks in China

  • December 16, 2019
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
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INTERNATIONAL

Abe congratulates UK leader on election victory

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL

Lifestyle and nature as a basis for global relations

  • December 15, 2019
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Suga vows Japan’s efforts to settle abduction issue

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Jiji Press , 8:33 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan to keep tight leash on Big Tech in antitrust push

  • December 15, 2019
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 0:00 a.m.
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ECONOMY

Abe calls for progress in talks on constitutional amendments

  • December 13, 2019
  • , Jiji Press , 8:14 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Editorial: Can FY20 tax reform outline spur aggressive corporate investment?

  • December 13, 2019
  • , The Japan News , 7:21 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Big makers’ sentiment down for 4th qtr to nearly 7-yr low

  • December 13, 2019
  • , Kyodo News , 2:49 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

High price of imported LNG prompts Japanese firms to diversify suppliers

  • December 13, 2019
  • , Nikkei , p. 24
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ECONOMY

Japan FY 2020 draft budget seen topping 102.5 trillion. yen

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Jiji Press , 3:07 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan to tighten rules on handling of browsing history data

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Jiji Press , 6:40 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Japan tax evasion hunt extends to nearly 2m offshore accounts

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 3:54 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Asian companies face tough calls on Brexit after Johnson’s UK win

  • December 13, 2019
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 5:13 p.m.
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SECURITY

Henoko dispute between gov’t, Okinawa seen intensifying further

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Jiji Press , 7:49 p.m.
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SECURITY

Editorial: Make steady progress in reducing Okinawa Prefecture’s base burden

  • December 15, 2019
  • , The Japan News , 7:21 p.m.
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SECURITY

Editorial: Tokyo failing test of democracy as Henoko landfill work hits 1 year

  • December 16, 2019
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 2:00 p.m.
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SECURITY

SECURITY

U.S. Marine arrested for trespassing in Okinawa

  • December 16, 2019
  • , Asahi
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SECURITY

Japan to step up cybersecurity support for ASEAN

  • December 15, 2019
  • , Yomiuri
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 15, 2019

  • December 16, 2019
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 14, 2019

  • December 15, 2019
  • , Sankei , P. 6
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 13, 2019

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for Dec. 16-22

  • December 15, 2019
  • , Kyodo News , 11:40 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Abe “not thinking about” 4th term as LDP head

  • December 13, 2019
  • , Kyodo News , 4:37 p.m.
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POLITICS

Focus: Abe seen relying on snap election card

  • December 10, 2019
  • , Jiji Press , 10:53 p.m.
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POLITICS

Merger talks in Diet highlight prospect of organized opposition

  • December 15, 2019
  • , The Japan Times
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POLITICS

Japan gov’t plans start of Diet session on Jan. 20

  • December 13, 2019
  • , Jiji Press , 7:59 p.m.
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POLITICS

Japan Cabinet OKs 4.47 tril. yen disaster-focused extra budget

  • December 13, 2019
  • , Kyodo News , 9:26 p.m.
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OPINION POLLS

Public approval for Abe cabinet continues to fall

  • December 16, 2019
  • , Fuji TV, TV Asahi
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OPINION POLLS

64% back maintaining GSOMIA, Yomiuri poll

  • December 16, 2019
  • , The Japan News , 2:39 p.m.
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OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

  • December 16, 2019
  • , Yomiuri , p. 12
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OPINION POLLS

Japan cabinet support rate at 42%, falls for 2nd month, Kyodo News poll

  • December 15, 2019
  • , Kyodo News , 5:55 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Kyodo News opinion poll & results from Tokyo Shimbun

  • December 16, 2019
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 9
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OPINION POLLS

Abe cabinet approval rate plummets to 40.6 pct, Jiji poll

  • December 13, 2019
  • , Jiji Press , 5:02 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Cabinet support remains almost unchanged

  • December 16, 2019
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Editorial: Is Japan turning its back on world trend to phase out coal?

  • December 13, 2019
  • , The Mainichi
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Editorial: Developing Ebola vaccine can boost power of research to protect Japan

  • December 13, 2019
  • , The Japan News , 4:13 p.m.
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SCIENCE

SCIENCE

Cartoon: Kanji of the Year

  • December 15, 2019
  • , Mainichi , p. 2
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SCIENCE

Japan to coordinate closely with U.S. on lunar exploration

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Nikkei
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SCIENCE

Chinese recyclers in Japan team up to find solutions to plastic waste

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:05 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

News outlets miss pivotal factor in decision to shift 2020 Olympic events

  • December 14, 2019
  • , The Japan Times
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SOCIETY

National Stadium ready for Olympics

  • December 15, 2019
  • , The Japan Times
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SOCIETY

News photo exhibition reflects on 1964 Olympics and key episodes

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Kyodo News , 10:03 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Slow start for new work visa scheme

  • December 15, 2019
  • , The Japan Times
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SOCIETY

Court rules toilet use limit for transgender gov’t official illegal

  • December 12, 2019
  • , Kyodo News , 9:35 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Apply hate speech ordinance so as not to restrict freedom of expression

  • December 14, 2019
  • , The Japan News , 7:21 p.m.
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EDUCATION

EDUCATION

Japanese MBA students plummet in US as companies skimp on tuition

  • December 14, 2019
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 2:43 a.m.
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