August 5, 2020

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HEADLINES

Morning news 

  • August 5, 2020
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INTERNATIONAL

North Korea spied on 11 Security Council officials using Gmail

  • August 5, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 1:57 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Japan eyeing countermeasures over S. Korea’s asset conversion

  • August 5, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 3:27 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL

Japanese nationals’ return from Sakhalin canceled

  • August 4, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Foreign Minister Motegi to visit multiple nations this month  

  • August 5, 2020
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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ECONOMY

Japan’s KEPCO faces challenges of anti-terrorism, storing spent fuel for 7 reactors

  • August 5, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:26 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japanese food exports down

  • August 4, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
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ECONOMY

Takeda starts trials of 3 COVID drugs in U.S. with Amgen and AbbVie

  • August 5, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 0:02 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Nippon Steel suffers heavy Q1 loss

  • August 4, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

SECURITY

Part falls from F-15 in Okinawa

  • August 5, 2020
  • , Okinawa Times
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SECURITY

Abe pushes ‘new direction’ in defensive policy: 1st strike option

  • August 5, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:00 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Military threat? Economic partner? Gov’t divided over China

  • August 5, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 2
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SECURITY

The price of peace: Why Japan scrapped a $4.2bn US missile system

  • August 5, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 4:18 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Israeli startup poised to fully enter Japanese IoT defense industry

  • August 3, 2020
  • , NIKKEI Business Daily , p. 4
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SECURITY

SECURITY

Two more COVID-19 cases reported on U.S. naval base in Yokosuka

  • August 5, 2020
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 21
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SECURITY

Ayase City asks for some Atsugi base facilities to be opened to its residents

  • August 5, 2020
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 19
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SECURITY

LDP calls for GOJ to obtain the capability to strike enemy bases

  • August 5, 2020
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SECURITY

GSDF to take over duties currently shared with ASDF, MSDF

  • August 5, 2020
  • , Mainichi
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SECURITY

Saitama, Kobe stop using TikTok to provide information

  • August 5, 2020
  • , Sankei
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Aug. 4, 2020

  • August 5, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Japan ruling bloc rejects call for early Diet session

  • August 4, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 7:22 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Abe says closely watching coronavirus spread in Osaka, Okinawa

  • August 4, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 3:07 p.m.
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POLITICS

LDP Secretary-General post now a stabilizer for the Abe administration

  • August 3, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 3
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POLITICS

Suga denies concerns about PM Abe’s health

  • August 4, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 4:21 p.m.
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POLITICS

Health minister says state of emergency possible

  • August 4, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
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SCIENCE

Noon news

  • August 5, 2020
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SCIENCE

Toshiba plans $320m AI research hub to spearhead recovery

  • August 5, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 4:46 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

COVID-19 hospitalizations surge in Japan

  • August 5, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
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SOCIETY

Int’l school teachers in Japan exempted from COVID-19 entry ban

  • August 4, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 5:10 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Imperial garden party in fall canceled amid coronavirus upsurge

  • August 4, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 6:21 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Number of staff with disabilities dismissed climbs 16% amid virus

  • August 4, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:02 p.m.
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SOCIETY

Editorial: To curtail rapid spread of COVID-19, require quarantine at designated hotels

  • August 4, 2020
  • , Japan Forward , 7:02 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Nuclear deterrence has only raised risk of catastrophe

  • August 5, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 2:26 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Over 1,200 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Japan on Tuesday 

  • August 5, 2020
  • , All national papers
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SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Infographic: New coronavirus cases and positive test rate in Tokyo (Aug. 4, 2020)

  • August 5, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
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SOCIETY

Infographic: 42,167 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Aug. 4, 2020)

  • August 4, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 11:10 p.m.
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