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  • May 20, 2019
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NHK led with a report on the forecast for torrential rain in Miyazaki Prefecture and other areas of Kyushu today, prompting the Meteorological Agency to call for evacuation due to the risk of landslides. NTV and TV Asahi reported on the rescue of 314 stranded people on Yakushima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, amid the heaviest rainfall in 50 years since Saturday. TBS reported on the release from the hospital on Saturday of the 87-year-old driver who was injured in a traffic accident last month in Tokyo that killed a child and her mother. Fuji TV led with security footage showing a man stealing a wallet at a bowling alley in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, on Saturday.

 

Top stories in national dailies included a Defense Ministry plan to deploy MSDF retirees for logistical missions on account of a shortage of personnel (Yomiuri), a GOJ plan to support developing nations’ efforts to reduce plastic waste (Sankei), a survey showing that half of major Japanese companies allow their employees to take side jobs (Nikkei), a survey showing that 70% of regional banks in Japan saw net profit declines in FY 2018 (Asahi), and a worldwide campaign against climate change led by a Swedish teen activist (Mainichi).

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