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  • October 4, 2019
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NHK led with a follow-up report on a scandal involving Kansai Electric Power executives who received about 320 million yen ($3 million) worth of gifts from a former deputy mayor of the town of Takahama in Fukui Prefecture, which hosts one of the utility’s nuclear plants. All commercial networks gave top coverage to the damage caused by typhoon Mitag, which has brought torrential rains to Kochi Prefecture.

Major front-page stories in national dailies included updates on the Kansai Electric Power scandal, a U.S. decision to impose tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of aircraft, food products, and other goods from the EU, and the Health Ministry’s plan to allow company employees to pay pension premiums for an additional 10 years until they turn 70.

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