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  • October 31, 2019
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NHK led with a report on Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai’s resignation this morning over alleged election violations by his wife.


All commercial networks led with reports on the fire at Shuri Castle in Naha, Okinawa, this morning. The fire burned down six buildings on the castle grounds, including the main hall and the north and south halls, and damaged 4,200 square meters on the site. The police are investigating the cause of the fire. NHK reported online that at a meeting with Foreign Minister Motegi today, Admiral Davidson, the commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, reportedly said that he expresses heartfelt sympathy to the people of Okinawa and Japan for the fire at Shuri Castle. The network said that he also expressed sympathy for the damage caused by the recent typhoons that hit Japan and said the Indo-Pacific Command can provide assistance to Japan anytime it is needed.

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