February 18, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • February 18, 2020
  • , All TV networks
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HEADLINES

Morning news

  • February 18, 2020
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INTERNATIONAL

Suga says Chinese leader Xi to visit Japan as planned

  • February 18, 2020
  • , NHK
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INTERNATIONAL

Wife of Japanese ambassador to the U.S. passes away

  • February 17, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 17
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

Foreign Minister Motegi promises Japanese Leadership in the Indo-Pacific

  • February 16, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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INTERNATIONAL

Motegi: No change in Japan’s stance toward Peace Treaty with Russia

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan, U.S. ally in green energy projects in Asia, South America

  • February 14, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan not exempt from tougher U.S. investment regulations

  • February 14, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:02 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Ex-SoftBank employee indicted over alleged info leakage to Russia

  • February 14, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 6:12 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Russian diplomat involved in Softbank spy case may belong to “Line X” of SVR

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Nikkei evening edition , p. 9
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INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Preserve U.S.-Philippine alliance to keep a lid on China’s advances

  • February 15, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:27 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan to provide boat to Indonesia for patrolling remote waters

  • February 14, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 10:02 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japanese, Chinese foreign ministers confirm Xi to visit Japan as planned

  • February 17, 2020
  • , All national papers
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INTERNATIONAL

Japanese, Russian foreign ministers agree to swiftly arrange visit to Japan by Lavrov

  • February 17, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
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INTERNATIONAL

Foreign ministers of U.S., Japan, ROK agree to work together on North Korea

  • February 16, 2020
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

FM Motegi, Iranian FM Zarif agree to try to ease tensions in Middle East

  • February 16, 2020
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Taiwanese vice president-elect expresses hope to visit Japan

  • February 17, 2020
  • , Sankei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

SDF protected U.S. ships and airplanes 14 times in 2019

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Sankei
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ECONOMY

Cabinet OKs bill to level playing field for small ecommerce vendors

  • February 18, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 11:58 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Public solicitation of business operators for Osaka IR ends

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

ECONOMY

Japan to pour investment into non-China rare-earth projects

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 3:34 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Concerns linger as tests of new Haneda routes over Tokyo wrap up

  • February 14, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Multinationals reroute supply chains from China — for good?

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 4:49 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

ECONOMY

Japan to tighten regulations on IT giants in 2021

  • February 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 2:06 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

NRA grills Japan Atomic Power over Tsuruga plant data modification

  • February 14, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 8:04 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Govt must help expand attractive job opportunities in regional areas

  • February 16, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:32 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s economic growth slows significantly

  • February 18, 2020
  • , All national papers
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ECONOMY

Japanese automakers resume operations in China

  • February 18, 2020
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ECONOMY

Thailand likely to apply for TPP membership in spring

  • February 18, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
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SECURITY

SECURITY

Environmental impact of Henoko plan change assessed as same level or less

  • February 18, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Editorial: Henoko base work should halt after report of unstable seabed

  • February 14, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Feb. 17, 2020

  • February 18, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Feb. 16, 2020

  • February 17, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Feb. 15, 2020

  • February 16, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 6
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Feb. 14, 2020

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Main events scheduled for Feb. 17-23

  • February 14, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:03 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Gist of interpellations at Lower House budget committee meeting, Feb. 17, 2020

  • February 18, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 10
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Finance minister, chief cabinet secretary meet for talks

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 3
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POLITICS

Inada eager to pursue the LDP presidency

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Abe apologizes for yelling at opposition lawmaker

  • February 17, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 12:09 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Credibility of Abe’s words still in doubt even after his apology

  • February 18, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:15 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Amid merger talks, SDP facing tough road ahead

  • February 14, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:21 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: CDPJ must present persuasive political vision to have a chance

  • February 17, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:07 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Osaka referendum: Merger gets second chance, but are voters on board?

  • February 17, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

POLITICS

LDP conservatives shun aid to China

  • February 14, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:28 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: With prosecutor retirement issue, Abe ignores rule of law, again

  • February 17, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 11:50 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

  • February 17, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 8
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Approval rate for Abe’s cabinet logs sharpest fall in 2 years, Kyodo News poll

  • February 16, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 7:26 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Kyodo News opinion poll & results from Tokyo Shimbun

  • February 17, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 20
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

50% chide government’s actions to stop spread of virus, Asahi poll

  • February 18, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:35 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun

  • February 18, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Abe cabinet disapproval tops approval for 1st time in 18 months, Jiji Press poll

  • February 14, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:07 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Ishiba seen most suitable for future prime minister, Jiji Press poll

  • February 14, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:08 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

62 pct in Japan oppose casino resorts, Jiji Press poll

  • February 14, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 3:35 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

WHO says COVID-19 “not as deadly” as other coronaviruses

  • February 18, 2020
  • , All TV networks
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SCIENCE

UK envoy urges Japan to raise CO2 reduction target

  • February 18, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan, U.N. food body team up on forest monitoring via satellite

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 1:25 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Planes carrying American passengers and crew of Diamond Princess arrive in U.S.

  • February 18, 2020
  • , Asahi, Mainichi , NHK
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SCIENCE

454 people on Diamond Princess have tested positive for COVID-19

  • February 18, 2020
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SCIENCE

All passengers and crew on Diamond Princess to be tested for COVID-19

  • February 16, 2020
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SOCIETY

Mistranslations on health ministry’s coronavirus website confuse foreigners

  • February 18, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 10:38 a.m,
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan to test anti-HIV drugs on coronavirus patients

  • February 18, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 3:45 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Three people developed fever on U.S. chartered plane

  • February 18, 2020
  • , NHK
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SOCIETY

SOCIETY

South Korea to use presidential plane to evacuate citizens from Diamond Princess

  • February 18, 2020
  • , Asahi, Nikkei digital
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SOCIETY

Four Japanese passengers on Westerdam return to Japan

  • February 18, 2020
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SOCIETY

Chinese foreign ministry says, “We will support Japan”

  • February 18, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 8
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

METI to ask members of business groups to protect subcontractors

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 7
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Virus test requests flooding hotlines in Japan

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 9:40 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Time to face the real possibility of a coronavirus epidemic at home

  • February 15, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 2:01 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Editorial: Beef up testing to detect new virus; support companies to lessen impact

  • February 14, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:22 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

News outlets weigh whether new virus will affect Olympics

  • February 15, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Olympics: Rehearsal of Tokyo Olympic torch relay held in Japan

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 8:39 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Ex-Japan diplomat helps South Korean job seekers find their feet

  • February 16, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 11:52 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japanese panel proposes using red and white flag as tsunami warning

  • February 13, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:56 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

MOFA aims to start providing travel safety information via LINE in 2021

  • February 14, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
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SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Editorial: Training and improving the quality of court interpreters vital for justice

  • February 14, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:34 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Government panel agrees Japan at “early stage of domestic COVID-19 outbreak”

  • February 17, 2020
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SOCIETY

Fifth GOJ-chartered flight returns to Haneda from Wuhan

  • February 17, 2020
  • , NHK
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SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Major events to be canceled, scaled down amid COVID-19 outbreak

  • February 18, 2020
  • , All national papers
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SOCIETY

NTT Group encourages its employees to telework amid virus outbreak

  • February 17, 2020
  • , Asahi, Nikkei
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