August 24, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • August 24, 2020
  • , All TV networks
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HEADLINES

Morning news 

  • August 24, 2020
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INTERNATIONAL

Biden prioritizing allies leaves Japan hopeful

  • August 22, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:12 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Is it enough for Biden to present himself as ‘anti-Trump’ candidate?

  • August 22, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:59 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

China pushes Asia diplomacy to resist Western backlash

  • August 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 3:14 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: South Korean’s tirade against ‘pro-Japanese forces’ draws flak

  • August 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 11:01 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Indian ambassador’s take: How can countries change China’s ‘belligerent behavior’?

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Japan Forward , 6:15 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan reportedly welcomes Biden’s “internationalist” approach 

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

South Korea noncommittal about GSOMIA extension 

  • August 23, 2020
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
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INTERNATIONAL

Foreign Minister Motegi meets with senior Southeast Asian officials 

  • August 23, 2020
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan expected to ease entry for foreign students in coming weeks

  • August 22, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:25 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan gets ready to lift COVID-19 reentry ban on foreigners

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 7:01 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Govt program fails to spur travel demand as virus crisis continues

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 8:53 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Commentary: Macroeconomic challenges amid the COVID-19 crisis

  • August 21, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan unearths rare metals essential for lithium-ion batteries off Pacific island

  • August 22, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:38 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Nuclear fuel reprocessing plant completion delayed

  • August 21, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 11:27 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Editorial: Cool heads must prevail in talks over final disposal site for nuclear waste

  • August 21, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 6:58 p.m.
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ECONOMY

ECONOMY

Editorial: Fresh charges in bribery case deal a new blow to casino policy

  • August 22, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:45 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

EXCLUSIVE: Japan may extend auto tax break again amid virus crisis

  • August 23, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:02 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s average minimum hourly wage to rise by only 1 yen

  • August 21, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 8:34 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Keidanren Chairman Nakanishi hospitalized for lymphoma

  • August 22, 2020
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ECONOMY

US banks slam door on Rakuten, fearing Amazon entry

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 8:02 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Number of foreign visitors plunged by 11.5 million from last year

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

ECONOMY

Editorial: Railway firms must implement reforms to survive coronavirus crisis

  • August 23, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:28 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Suga comments on intelligence-sharing pact with South Korea

  • August 24, 2020
  • , Nikkei digital
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SECURITY

SECURITY

Okinawa Marines ease restrictions on some off-base activities

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

57 U.S. military personnel at 5 Okinawa bases currently positive for COVID-19

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Chatan Town mails letters of protest on hotel use by U.S. military

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 2
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SECURITY

Defense Minister Kono, USFJ chief affirm coordination on missile defense

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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SECURITY

SECURITY

POLITICS

PM Abe returns to Keio University Hospital

  • August 24, 2020
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Aug. 22, 2020

  • August 23, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 6
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Aug. 23, 2020

  • August 24, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Epidemic shatters Abenomics, making structural reforms urgent

  • August 23, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:15 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Aug. 21, 2020

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for Aug. 24-30

  • August 23, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 12:44 p.m.
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POLITICS

FOCUS: No sense of excitement seen for Abe’s record tenure

  • August 23, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:15 a.m.
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POLITICS

Abe’s health concerns LDP members on waiting list for cabinet posts

  • August 23, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 3:57 p.m.
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POLITICS

Commentary: For Abe, latest milestone is a moment of trepidation

  • August 23, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
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POLITICS

Abe faces hurdles to ambitions despite latest milestone

  • August 23, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
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POLITICS

Abe hits another milestone by surpassing record for consecutive days in office

  • August 24, 2020
  • , Asahi, Nikkei, Sankei
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POLITICS

Abe planning to visit Keio Hospital again on Monday

  • August 24, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri
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POLITICS

POLITICS

Abe reaches another record, this time for consecutive days in post

  • August 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 5:18 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

POLITICS

Editorial: New opposition party faces tough test in regaining public trust

  • August 21, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:15 p.m.
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POLITICS

Japan’s Upper House studies ways to go online

  • August 23, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 9:44 a.m.
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POLITICS

Editorial: Opposition parties’ reorganization pointless if it just resurrects DPJ

  • August 21, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 6:52 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Powerful LDP secretary general often becomes Japanese prime minister

  • August 22, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:19 p.m.
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OPINION POLLS

Approval rate for Abe’s Cabinet falls to 36%, Kyodo poll

  • August 23, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 7:56 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Kyodo News opinion poll & results from Tokyo Shimbun

  • August 24, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Mainichi Shimbun

  • August 23, 2020
  • , Mainichi , p. 2
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OPINION POLLS

OPINION POLLS

Cabinet support remains low at 36%

  • August 24, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Sankei , Kyodo
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Japan’s IHI builds small satellite engine at a third of rivals’ price

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 10:38 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Editorial: Every possible measure must be taken to safeguard Mauritius ecosystem

  • August 24, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:43 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

New Super-Kamiokande experiments aim to detect supernova explosions

  • August 23, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 5:15 p.m.
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SCIENCE

Like a full moon: 2nd fireball since July 2 dazzles Japan’s skies

  • August 22, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 4:45 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan’s plutonium stockpile stood at 45.5 tons at end of last year

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

China to issue re-entry visas for Japanese business people

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 9:56 p.m.
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SOCIETY

Virus outbreak at Tokyo company sickens half its workforce

  • August 23, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 12:33 p.m.
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SOCIETY

Births set to drop 10% in Japan and US in COVID baby bust

  • August 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:04 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Reliance on Chinese protective gear soars in pandemic’s wake

  • August 24, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 2:03 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Foreign trainees in Hiroshima face illegal hours and unpaid overtime

  • August 21, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
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SOCIETY

Olympic flame to be displayed in Tokyo from Sept.

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:00 p.m.
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SOCIETY

DNA database of police expanding, as no law limits its collection

  • August 23, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:21 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Blue-ribbon commission says COVID-19 peaked in late July 

  • August 22, 2020
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SOCIETY

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

15% of COVID-19 patients in Tokyo asymptomatic  

  • August 22, 2020
  • , Yomiuri evening edition
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SOCIETY

Infographic: New coronavirus cases and positive test rate in Tokyo (Aug. 23, 2020)

  • August 24, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

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