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  • September 26, 2019
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NHK led with a report on the Japan-U.S. summit last night in which Prime Minister Abe and President Trump signed a joint statement confirming the final agreement reached in the bilateral trade talks. TBS filed a follow-up report on the investigation of the murder of a couple in Ibaraki Prefecture on Sept. 23. NTV and TV Asahi showed video of a man scratching cars in a parking lot in Kitakyushu on Sept. 17. Fuji TV reported on the arrest yesterday of a man who with his son placed concrete blocks on roads in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on 25 occasions since October last year resulting in several accidents.


Main front-page items in national papers included the signing of the new trade agreement between President Trump and PM Abe, House Speaker Pelosi’s announcement on the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump, a Nikkei interview with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, and a warning given to NHK President Ueda by its board of governors in response to a complaint from Japan Post Bank that the broadcaster’s reporting on the bank’s sale of insurance policies was unfair.

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