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  • September 27, 2019
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NHK led with a report on yesterday’s Congressional hearing on the allegation that President Trump pressured the Ukraine leader to investigate the son of former Vice President Biden. TV Asahi and NTV filed follow-up reports on disruption of service at Itami Airport in Osaka yesterday because a man passed through security with a knife-like object in his carry-on baggage. TBS reported on the continuing search for a girl who went missing from a campsite in Yamanashi Prefecture on Sept. 21. Fuji TV showed security camera video of a man stealing license plates from cars at a parking lot in Matsubara, Osaka, on Sept. 25.


Yomiuri, Nikkei, and Sankei gave top play to the new U.S.-Japan trade agreement. Mainichi led with a report alleging that six Kansai Electric executives received payoffs of a total of 180 million yen ($1.66 million) over the course of seven years until 2017 from a former official of Takahama Town, Fukui Prefecture, where the utility has a nuclear power plant. Asahi gave top coverage to a report on the announcement by Minister of Culture Hagiuda that the government will not make a planned grant of 78 million yen ($724,000) to the Aichi Triennale 2019, an art festival including a controversial exhibit of a statue symbolizing the comfort women. Hagiuda said the festival will not receive the state subsidy due to procedural errors.

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