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  • October 30, 2019
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NHK led with the aftermath of recent typhoons and heavy rains in Chiba and other prefectures, highlighting the serious damage to crops and shortage of volunteers to help clean up the wreckage. TBS and TV Asahi gave top play to the planned start today of a meeting between the IOC and the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee regarding the planned transfer of the marathon event to Sapporo. Fuji TV’s top item was the arrest of a mother in Kanagawa Prefecture for child abuse.  


Top stories in national dailies included the GOJ’s designation of the damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis as a “severe natural disaster” (Asahi), several municipalities’ failure to install watertight doors at nine water purification plants that were flooded by Typhoon Hagibis (Mainichi), Sony’s plan to build a new factory in Nagasaki Prefecture as part of its investment in image sensor production in preparation for 5G technology (Nikkei), a plan by Hitachi and Honda to merge four of their auto parts manufacturers (Yomiuri), and a plan by the EU to ease its restrictions on Japanese food imports that have been in place since the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011 (Sankei).

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