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  • January 29, 2019
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NHK and TV Asahi led with reports on Labor Minister Nemoto’s correcting this morning his previous statements on the hearings conducted by the special investigation committee on the ministry’s faulty labor data and apologizing again for the inaccurate data. TV Asahi said that interpellations on this issue will begin at the Upper House plenary session this afternoon. NTV reported on the government’s announcement that Japan’s economy is likely experiencing its longest postwar expansion, 74 months since December 2012. Fuji TV gave top coverage to the U.S. Justice Department’s announcement yesterday of the indictment of Huawei CFO Meng and two other employees for violating sanctions on Iran and stealing trade secrets, demanding Meng’s extradition to the U.S. TBS’s top story was a news conference by the mayor of Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, earlier today at which he apologized for verbally abusing a city official.

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