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  • August 20, 2019
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NTV and TBS led with reports that a man arrested for theft escaped from a police hospital where he was receiving treatment in Nakano, Tokyo, on Sunday. NHK and TV Asahi aired follow-up reports on the arrest of a man on Sunday for alleged involvement in multiple road rage incidents. Fuji TV gave top coverage to another road rage incident in Ichinomiya, Aichi Prefecture, on Aug. 13.

 

Top stories in national dailies included a plan by the Defense Ministry to deploy a GSDF electronic warfare unit in Kumamoto in preparation for China’s possible advancement into Japan’s remote islands (Sankei), China’s growing GPS coverage (Nikkei), documents showing that Emperor Hirohito wanted to express his regret and remorse over World War II in a 1952 statement (Mainichi), the impact of a shift in the path of the Kuroshio (Black Current) on fisheries (Asahi), and a plan by the Education Ministry to survey students who have stopped attending school by directly contacting them (Yomiuri).

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