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  • April 19, 2019
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NHK, TV Asahi, and Fuji TV led with reports on the Emperor and Empress’s last visit to Ise Shrine yesterday before the Emperor’s abdication on April 30. TBS gave top coverage to the release yesterday of the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, while NTV reported on the magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Taiwan yesterday.


Top stories in national dailies included the release of the Mueller report (Asahi), North Korea’s test firing of a “new tactical guided weapon” (Sankei), the announcement of guidelines on how to purchase Tokyo Olympic tickets (Yomiuri), Keidanren’s shift to year-round hiring of new graduates (Nikkei), and a GOJ plan to abolish the “old age pension system for those still working” (Mainichi).

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