NHK led with a report on the British parliament’s decision yesterday to delay Brexit. TV Asahi aired a follow-up report on the arrest on Wednesday of three suspects in a murder-robbery in Tokyo last month. Fuji TV carried a follow-up report on the arrest of a woman and her boyfriend for abusing her daughter. TBS reported on cold weather in various parts of the country yesterday, while NTV featured the cherry blossom forecast.
Top stories in national dailies included a law to support victims of forced sterilization (Asahi, Mainichi), a plan by the Environment Ministry to provide technical assistance to Southeast Asian nations in analyzing the origins of marine plastic waste (Yomiuri), the GOJ’s difficulties in promoting the sharing of clinical data between hospitals by using information technology (Nikkei), and the rising threat of cyberattack (Sankei).