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  • July 17, 2019
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NHK led with a report saying that Facebook’s plan to launch a new cryptocurrency will be discussed at the G7 meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors slated to begin tonight. TV Asahi, TBS, and Fuji TV aired follow-up reports on the stabbing of a high school student while he was sleeping at his home in Saitama yesterday. NTV reported on the second trial in Yokohama yesterday of a woman and her boyfriend who are charged with child neglect.


Top stories in national dailies included China’s economic growth of 6.2% in the April-June quarter (Mainichi), planed guidelines by the Japan Fair Trade Commission to regulate IT giants’ collection of consumer data (Nikkei), a GOJ plan to offer corporations information on property and human casualties within 20 minutes of a major earthquake (Yomiuri), the results of a public opinion survey showing that the ruling LDP and Komeito party are likely to win more than half of the 124 seats being contested in the Upper House election on July 21 (Sankei), and an interview with a Waseda University sociologist in which he expressed his views about uncertainty in Japanese society (Asahi).

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