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  • January 10, 2019
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NHK, TBS, Fuji-TV, Yomiuri, and Mainichi led with reports on Japan’s request that South Korea begin bilateral talks on the ROK court’s approval of the seizure of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.’s assets in response to a request from Korean requisitioned workers. NTV led with a report on the rising number of flu patients in Japan, while TV Asahi gave top coverage to Japan’s victory over Turkmenistan in an AFC Asian Cup preliminary match on Wednesday in the UAE.


Other front-page items in the national papers included a Health Ministry’s idea of allowing selected doctors to perform up to 2,000 hours of overtime per annum, Apple’s decision to reduce iPhone production by 10% from an initial plan in the first quarter of this year, and Tokyo prosecutors’ plan to indict former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn tomorrow on a separate charge of breach of trust. Sankei claimed that prosecutors have asked relevant authorities in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Lebanon for investigative cooperation to probe the dubious transfer of 7 billion yen ($64 million) from Nissan to several Arab businessmen that was allegedly made upon Ghosn’s instructions.  

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