February 28, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • February 28, 2020
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HEADLINES

Morning news

  • February 28, 2020
  • , All national papers , All TV networks
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INTERNATIONAL

Top Chinese official in charge of diplomacy to visit Japan today

  • February 28, 2020
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

ECONOMY

BOJ launches team to study central bank digital currency

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
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ECONOMY

NRA approves establishment of anti-terror facilities at Oi nuclear power plant

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Mainichi , p. 4
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ECONOMY

33 prefectures voluntarily screen their food products for radioactive substances

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
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ECONOMY

Keidanren to name four new vice chairs

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 2
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ECONOMY

Novel coronavirus brings uncertainty to Japan’s economy, says Bank of Japan governor

  • February 27, 2020
  • , Japan Forward , 1:31 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Only 4.2% of Japanese firms use AI technology: survey

  • February 27, 2020
  • , Mainichi , p. 7
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ECONOMY

Data show bilateral trade agreement greatly favors U.S. 

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Asahi, Nikkei
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SECURITY

GSDF-U.S. military joint seminar discusses cybersecurity

  • February 27, 2020
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 18
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SECURITY

Gov’t to use microsatellites to monitor China’s moves

  • February 23, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 9
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SECURITY

Line admits over 4,200 accounts were hacked in February

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:39 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

GOJ plans not to agree to increase in HNS for USFJ operational costs

  • February 22, 2020
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 2
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Feb. 27, 2020

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Justice minister survives no-confidence motion over top prosecutor

  • February 27, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 7:10 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

New Diet members’ league to promote use of “hospital ships”

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Mainichi , p. 5
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POLITICS

LDP lawmakers’ handling of political fund-raising parties and other events

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Four LDP heavyweights meet to discuss successor for Abe

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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POLITICS

Abe’s potential successors jockey for leadership

  • February 17, 2020
  • , Mainichi , p. 3
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POLITICS

POLITICS

Japan to send vice justice minister to Lebanon over Carlos Ghosn

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 10:13 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Major theme parks to close temporarily due to COVID-19

  • February 28, 2020
  • , NHK
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SOCIETY

Gist of Abe’s statement regarding closure of schools

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 1
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SOCIETY

Editorial: With temporary closures of schools, efforts to prevent infections urged

  • February 28, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:15 p.m.
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SOCIETY

Editorial: Administration must cushion impact of blanket school closures

  • February 28, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:08 p.m.
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SOCIETY

Abe’s abrupt call to close schools amid virus triggers confusion

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:16 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorials: COVID-19: Preventing a medical system breakdown

  • February 27, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

List of major facilities, events affected by coronavirus

  • February 27, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:59 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Tech developed to detect COVID-19 virus within 30 minutes

  • February 27, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 4:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

24 prefectures yet to add extra hospital beds for coronavirus: survey

  • February 27, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 3:44 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

34 prefectures eye staggered commuting amid virus crisis

  • February 27, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 8:43 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

50% of companies allowing teleworking, survey of major companies

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 1
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SOCIETY

Japan’s retail, entertainment sectors feel pain from spread of virus

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 1:42 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Mask makers distance themselves from Abe’s coronavirus guarantee

  • February 27, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 4:47 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan local govts teaching residents about making face masks

  • February 27, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 7:43 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Paralympics: IPC to continue preps for Tokyo Games despite coronavirus

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 11:52 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Cartoon: “Devil” coronavirus

  • February 27, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 12
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SOCIETY

Editorial: Expand resources to thoroughly crack down on illegal drug smuggling

  • February 27, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:43 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Applications for foreigners’ skilled worker residence status to be accepted online from March

  • February 22, 2020
  • , Yomiuri evening edition , p. 1-Lead
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SOCIETY

Central gov’t agencies meet mandatory hiring rate for disabled workers

  • February 22, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 7
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SOCIETY

Editorial: Ruling on leprosy special courts looks directly at judicial mistakes

  • February 28, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:43 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Infographic: 919 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19

  • February 27, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 11:17 p.m.
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SOCIETY

Abe calls for closure of all schools over coronavirus

  • February 28, 2020
  • , All national papers
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SOCIETY

Coronavirus test kits to be covered by public health insurance

  • February 28, 2020
  • , Mainichi
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SOCIETY

IOC leader dismisses rumors about possible cancellation of Tokyo Olympics

  • February 28, 2020
  • , All national papers
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