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  • May 13, 2019
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NHK led with a report on the U.S.’s plan to impose higher tariffs on all imports from China today. TV Asahi gave top coverage to a report that Abdul Hakim Sani Brown ran the 100 meter dash in 9.99 seconds at a regional U.S. collegiate athletics competition on Saturday, becoming the second Japanese sprinter to break the 10-second barrier. TBS gave top coverage to a report on two men who were caught on security footage writing graffiti on shop doors and windows in Tokyo on May 5. NTV aired a report on the unusually warm weather yesterday and the forecast for today. Fuji TV reported on a viral tweet by a woman who said that actor Takashi Sorimachi helped her when she fainted on May 9.


Major front-page stories in national dailies included a steady increase in the volume of low-level radioactive water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the relatively poor business performance by Japanese firms as a result of the economic slowdown in China, and South Korea’s alleged use of underwater drones to carry out maritime research in the vicinity of the Liancourt Rocks in the Sea of Japan.

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