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  • December 3, 2019
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NHK led with a warning for severe snowstorms in northern Japan. Commercial broadcasters’ top stories included the death of an elementary school child in Shimane Prefecture apparently due to neglect, the arrest of a murder suspect in Tokyo, Prime Minister Abe’s remarks at the Diet yesterday on the controversy over the publicly financed cherry blossom viewing event, and video footage of a traffic accident in Osaka. 


Top stories in national dailies included China’s large stockpile of grain imports (Asahi), Chinese retaliation for the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act (Sankei), the expanding use of artificial intelligence at workplaces and residences (Nikkei), the Cabinet Office’s announcement that it updated its document data preservation system in January (Mainichi), and survey results showing that 580 breast and ovary removal surgeries had been performed to reduce cancer risk at 57 hospitals as of the end of fiscal 2018 (Yomiuri).

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