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  • June 7, 2019
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TBS led with a report on a censure resolution passed unanimously at the Diet yesterday against Lower House member Maruyama over his remark on going to war against Russia to take back the Northern Territories. NHK reported that residents in parts of Hiroshima City have been told to evacuate due to torrential rains. TV Asahi’s top story was about a traffic accident involving an 87-year-old driver in Nagoya yesterday. NTV reported that a number of elementary school students in Tokyo fell ill after eating their school lunch yesterday, possibly due to loquat allergy. Fuji TV reported that a popular comedian has been fired by his agency for performing at parties of people involved in telephone fraud.

 

Top stories in national dailies included Fiat Chrysler’s withdrawal of its merger offer to Renault (Asahi); a GOJ plan to propose to the G20 meeting of energy and environment ministers to be held in Karuizawa on June 15-16 a framework for gathering data on plastic waste (Mainichi); Toyota’s plan to partner with China’s CATL, the world’s largest automotive battery maker (Nikkei); a Japan Fair Trade Commission survey of about 30,000 manufacturers that found 730 incidents in which major firms made improper requests to subcontractors over intellectual property (Yomiuri); and accounts by several informed sources that the U.S. military has detained in northern Iraq a Bangladesh-born former associate professor at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto who is believed to have gone to the Middle East to join the Islamic State and is reportedly suspected of involvement in the 2016 terror attack in Dhaka (Sankei).

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