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  • February 19, 2019
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NHK led with a report on a warning issued by the Health Ministry yesterday on the possible spread of measles. TV Asahi gave top coverage to ROK National Assembly speaker Moon’s refusal to apologize for his earlier remark asking the Emperor to apologize to the former comfort women. NTV and TBS reported that the police are investigating the bullying and assault of a high school student by his schoolmates in Niigata City based on a video that was posted online. Fuji TV’s top story was a report that tennis player Naomi Osaka won the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award in Monaco last night.


Major front-page items in national papers included the Health Ministry’s approval of the world’s first clinical trials using iPS cells to treat patients with spinal cord injuries, Honda’s decision to close an assembly plant in the UK in 2022, a GOJ plan to create a database listing certified private lodgings, and the dire business projections of many listed firms as a result of the economic slowdown in China.

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