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  • June 20, 2019
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NHK and TBS led with follow-up reports on the damage caused by the earthquakes in Niigata and Yamagata yesterday. TV Asahi and Fuji TV reported that a suspect out on bail in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, fled when police officers attempted to take him into custody yesterday and is possibly armed and still at large. NTV gave top coverage to a car crash involving a Ferrari in Gunma yesterday morning that left the driver and passenger unconscious.


Major front-page stories in national dailies included President Trump’s announcement of his reelection bid on Tuesday, debates at the Diet between Prime Minister Abe and opposition leaders yesterday, an OECD finding that Japanese teachers spend unusually long hours at school, and Softbank Group’s massive underreporting of its income in FY2018.   

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