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  • January 7, 2019
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NHK and most commercial networks led with reports on the heavy snow at New Chitose Airport near Sapporo, Hokkaido, on Saturday that led to the cancellation of 105 flights, leaving 2,000 travelers stranded overnight. TBS gave top coverage to the video released by the South Korean Defense Ministry to challenge Japan’s allegation that an ROK destroyer illuminated with its fire control radar an MSDF P-1 surveillance plane.


Main front-page items in national dailies included the Health Ministry’s plan to impose stiffer regulations on the import of unauthorized foreign drugs by individuals, Seven Bank’s decision to allow customers to open accounts using automatic teller machines installed at convenience stores, and the imminent commercialization of regenerative medicine starting with the marketing in Europe of materials to aid regeneration of cartilage in knees.

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