July 20, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • July 20, 2020
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

HEADLINES

Morning News 

  • July 20, 2020
  • , All national papers , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

In U.S.-China tech race, Japan feels heat to host next supercollider

  • July 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:35 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Russia says it is not holding territorial talks with Japan

  • July 17, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 12:31 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japanese lawmakers moving to protect Hongkongers

  • July 19, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 8:07 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

In fight against novel coronavirus, Japan extends ¥500 billion to Asia-Pacific

  • July 17, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:53 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: The Abe doctrine on ‘Quad plus’

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

INTERNATIONAL

China continues unauthorized maritime research in Japan’s EEZ

  • July 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Japan expresses support for Secretary Pompeo’s message on South China Sea

  • July 18, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

DPRK studies ways to strengthen military

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Foreign Minister Motegi to visit London next month for FTA talks

  • July 18, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

ECONOMY

ECONOMY

Japan logs trade deficit of 268.8 b. yen in June

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 9:15 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan reveals 87 projects eligible for ‘China exit’ subsidies

  • July 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 1:15 a,m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan joins $14.4 bil. syndicated loan for LNG project in Africa

  • July 18, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 11:43 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan to invite Taiwan semiconductor makers for domestic partnerships

  • July 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:45 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Forestry Agency to study wood biomass energy

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Translation

ECONOMY

Hitachi and University of Tokyo to join data portal consortium

  • July 17, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:24 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

A robot can do that: Job listing for simple labor drops 30% in Japan

  • July 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 2:41 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan trade ministry to branch out to boost support for high-tech

  • July 17, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:19 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Cartoon: Coronavirus hits the road

  • July 18, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

ECONOMY

BOJ creates group to study central bank digital currencies

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 2:51 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

SECURITY

U.S. military allegedly open to idea of testing all new arrivals at bases in Japan

  • July 18, 2020
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Ministers discuss new missile defense at NSC

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

SECURITY

Japan now instantly scrambles jets against China’s from Fujian

  • July 19, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 12:17 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Commentary: Japan’s ‘shield’ against North Korean missiles would not have worked

  • July 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 5:13 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Coronavirus info at U.S. bases in Japan undisclosed to public

  • July 19, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 4:03 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Kanagawa governor requests information on COVID-19 cases on U.S. bases to foster trust

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 18
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Yamato and Ayase mayors visit U.S. Atsugi base to discuss COVID-19 cases on base

  • July 19, 2020
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 18
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Japan to analyze social media with AI to quickly gain intel on incidents abroad

  • July 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:51 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Iwojima war memento returned from U.S. to Japanese family in Kagoshima

  • July 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:37 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

DOD eyes drawdown of U.S. forces in South Korea

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on July 19, 2020

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on July 18, 2020

  • July 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 7
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on July 17, 2020

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

POLITICS

Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for July 20-26

  • July 19, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 11:20 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

LDP Shimomura stresses need to prepare for possible Diet dissolution

  • July 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

LDP’s Kishida sees no sign of snap election this year

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:04 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japan govt sets guidelines to boost self-digitization efforts

  • July 17, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:57 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Resolve to revitalize economy absent from major government policy

  • July 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:15 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

North Korea says it’s developing vaccine against new coronavirus

  • July 20, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 2:39 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Preventing infections a top priority under ‘Go To Travel’ campaign

  • July 18, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:49 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: New prosecutor general must maintain independence, regain public trust

  • July 20, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:54 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Japan PM Abe hiding from Diet amid COVID-19 resurgence

  • July 18, 2020
  • , The Mainichi
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Only 23.9% in Japan look forward to Tokyo Olympics next summer, Kyodo News poll

  • July 19, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 7:32 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Kyodo News opinion poll & results from Tokyo Shimbun

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 18
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Cancel Xi Jinping’s visit to Japan, say 62% in Nikkei poll

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 2:00 a.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Ishiba is first pick among LDP supporters as Abe successor, Nikkei poll

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Abe cabinet’s approval rate at 35.1 pct in July poll, Jiji Press poll

  • July 17, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 4:23 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Nearly 70 pct see Abe responsible over arrest, Jiji Press poll

  • July 17, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:14 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

OPINION POLLS

Public wary of “Go To Travel “campaign

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Hayabusa2’s next mission narrowed down to 2 asteroids by JAXA

  • July 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 11:12 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japanese private rocket fails to take off

  • July 19, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 11:53 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Editorial: Help Japan space industry grow by promoting private development

  • July 20, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:32 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Virgin sets up Japan spaceport to lure Asian satellite builders

  • July 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 1:00 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

All plastic waste in Japan expected to be collected together in new category

  • July 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 5:22 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Coronavirus spreads rapidly across Japan 

  • July 18, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Tokyo excluded from tourism promotion campaign  

  • July 18, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Tokyo hospitals under strain due to spread of coronavirus 

  • July 18, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Suga says amendment of special law against coronavirus “necessary” 

  • July 20, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

GOJ cautious about easing restrictions on public events 

  • July 19, 2020
  • , All national papers
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SCIENCE

British drug maker to start clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine in Japan 

  • July 18, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Singapore reinstates strict regulations on travelers from Japan 

  • July 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei evening edition
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

SOCIETY

Another MHLW employee tests positive for COVID-19

  • July 20, 2020
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Osaka leader says “second wave” is here

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Tokyo working to secure hotels for virus carriers

  • July 20, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Kansai Airport sees multiple infections arriving from overseas

  • July 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 6:48 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: COVID-19 spike argues against state subsidies to promote tourism

  • July 18, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:05 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

How Tokyo government collects and releases numbers of coronavirus cases

  • July 18, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 31
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Infections in Japan up tenfold a month after domestic travel curbs eased

  • July 19, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Foreign students in Japan face grim job picture in COVID-19 era

  • July 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 2:02 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Justice delayed? Pandemic tests Japan’s court system

  • July 19, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Tokyo Olympic organizers secure venues and competition schedule

  • July 17, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 10:21 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Mori’s ‘what if’ suggests massive tab if Olympics canceled again

  • July 18, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:43 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Bach hints at reducing spectators in Tokyo Olympics as option

  • July 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Nagasaki and Hawaii high school students have online discussion on atomic bombing

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 20
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Public divided over Olympics schedule

  • July 20, 2020
  • , Asahi, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

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