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  • October 17, 2019
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NHK, TBS, and Fuji TV gave top play to updates on the damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis, highlighting the various challenges the disaster victims are facing, including prolonged water and power outages. NTV, TV-Asahi, and Sankei led with the International Olympic Committee’s announcement of a plan to move the marathon and race walking events for the 2020 Olympics from Tokyo to Sapporo to avoid the heat of Tokyo.


Asahi, Mainichi, and Yomiuri led with the damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis, with Asahi saying that 4,200 people are still in shelters and Mainichi reporting that more than 70% of those who died in the typhoon were 60 or older. Yomiuri wrote that the flooding in urban areas has largely subsided. The papers wrote that the death toll has risen to 78 and 16 are still missing. Nikkei led with a report on a plan by the Communications Ministry to urge major mobile carriers to cut the network fees they charge resellers for wireless communications services.

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