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  • November 12, 2019
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NHK led with a report on the reconstruction efforts underway in areas that were hit hard by Typhoon Hagibis a month ago. Commercial broadcasters’ top items included the escalating civil unrest in Hong Kong and the murder of a couple in Tochigi Prefecture.


Major front-page stories in national dailies included a Health Ministry plan to encourage the elderly to work longer by modifying the pension system, the amendment of the law on whaling, a plan by NTT to build its own power distribution networks, and Japanese companies’ weak business outlook because of a decline in exports caused by the prolonged trade friction between the U.S. and China.

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