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  • May 17, 2019
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NHK led with a report saying that the U.S. Department of Commerce announced yesterday that American companies are banned from doing business without government permission not only with Huawei, but also with 68 other related companies, including Japanese companies, and that applications for permission will basically be denied. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Aso was shown saying today that Japan must brace for the possible impact since there are Japanese companies that supply parts and other products to Huawei. TV Asahi gave top coverage to a New York Times report saying that President Trump indicated to Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan that he has no desire to go to war with Iran. TBS aired a report saying that major convenience store chains Seven-Eleven and Lawson have decided to allow food products that are approaching expiration to be discounted starting this fall to reduce food waste. NTV reported that Nissan has decided to retain Hiroto Saikawa as president to implement corporate reforms after the arrest of its former Chairman Carlos Ghosn. Fuji TV reported on a hit-and-run incident in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, this morning in which two school children were injured. 

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