NHK led with a story on the Labor Ministry’s inappropriate handling of labor data and its attempt to cover this up. NTV, TV Asahi, and Fuji TV reported on sumo grand champion Kisenosato’s announcement of his retirement yesterday. TBS gave top coverage to the turmoil in the UK after the parliament rejected Prime Minister May’s Brexit proposal.
Sumo grand champion Kisenosato’s retirement and the UK parliament’s rejection of the Brexit deal were the two dominant front-page items in most national dailies. Yomiuri led with data released by the Health Ministry yesterday showing that almost 1 million people were diagnosed with cancer nationwide in 2016.