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  • September 30, 2019
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NHK gave top coverage to the planned hike in consumption tax midnight Tuesday, while most commercial broadcasters led with Japan’s victory over Ireland in the World Cup Rugby tournament on Saturday evening.

 

Top stories in national dailies included consumers’ last-minute shopping before the consumption tax hike (Asahi), 10 prefectures’ plans to vaccinate pigs against swine fever (Yomiuri), an interview with LDP tax policy chief Akira Amari during which he disclosed a plan to give companies tax breaks in return for steering idle cash into mergers and acquisitions (Nikkei), an interview with Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow (Sankei), and the disclosure that the released minutes of a meeting of the NHK oversight body did not include the warning given to the NHK president over the broadcaster’s reporting on Japan Post Bank’s improper sales of insurance policies (Mainichi).

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