September 8, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • September 8, 2020
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

HEADLINES

Morning news

  • September 8, 2020
  • , All newspapers and TV networks
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Japan eases entry rules for Taiwan, 4 nations

  • September 8, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

U.S. urges closer supply chain ties with Taiwan at China’s expense

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 0:52 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Uighurs in Japan call for action to end forced labor in Xinjiang

  • September 6, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Abe asks Duterte for stronger Japan-Philippines ties before departure

  • September 7, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 10:12 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Suga: No issue of sovereignty exists over Senkaku

  • September 4, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 4:41 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan to give $5 mil. in aid to Lebanon in wake of massive explosion

  • September 4, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 11:53 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Lighthizer is President Trump’s China “trade-war general”

  • September 4, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 8
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

Japan proposed Iranian oil, U.S. grain swap in failed initiative

  • September 7, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 9:52 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: Neither U.S. nor China will lead post-coronavirus order

  • September 4, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Fight efforts by China, Russia to rewrite WWII history against Japan

  • September 8, 2020
  • , Japan Forward , 1:12 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

U.S. court approves extradition of Americans accused of aiding Ghosn’s escape

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

ECONOMY

Nissan received record 130 bil. yen state loan guarantee

  • September 7, 2020
  • , Kyodo , 6:14 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan phone carriers fear rate cuts under a Prime Minister Suga

  • September 4, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 10:03 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Blast furnaces in Japan go cold on sharp decline in steel demand

  • September 6, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 5:03 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s Sompo buys US crop insurer as weather risks grow

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 5:00 a.m,
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Key index suggests Japan economy slumping for record-long period

  • September 7, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 6:39 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

With few passengers, ANA and JAL haul cargo to stay aloft

  • September 6, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:16 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

ANA to resume flights to Hawaii in Oct. for 1st time in 6 months

  • September 7, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 10:59 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Small Japanese towns look to lead world in smart-city tech

  • September 6, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 4:39 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Drone flights over 15 U.S. military bases in Japan prohibited

  • September 6, 2020
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Commentary: Fear of crumbling US-Japan pact drove Abe’s defense expansion

  • September 6, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 1:32 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japanese companies increasingly target of ransomware cyber-attacks

  • September 7, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 5:04 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Suga slams ministry for slow report of Aegis Ashore problems

  • September 7, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 4:40 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

FOCUS: Japan policy on strike capability could raise tensions in East Asia

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 11:32 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Former SDF members targeted in attack on Facebook

  • September 4, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 25
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

SECURITY

EXCLUSIVE: Germany wary about Japan’s participation in patrol plane project

  • September 7, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 7:31 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan to acquire long-range missiles in 2022

  • September 6, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:05 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Editorial: Dialogue necessary to ease US-China military tensions

  • September 7, 2020
  • , The Mainichi
  • English Press

SECURITY

Abe to issue statement on missile defense soon 

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

MOD discovers delay in transmission of information on Aegis Ashore  

  • September 5, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

SECURITY

Ronald Reagan crew members test positive for COVID-19 

  • September 7, 2020
  • , Sankei
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Nikai becomes longest serving LDP secretary general

  • September 8, 2020
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Q&A: Liberal Democratic Party’s presidential election

  • September 8, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 11:17 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Gist of campaign platforms for LDP leadership election

  • September 8, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 11:01 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Sept. 7, 2020

  • September 8, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Sept. 6, 2020

  • September 7, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Sept. 5, 2020

  • September 6, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Sept. 4, 2020

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for Sept. 7-13

  • September 6, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 1:33 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga keen to reorganize Japan’s Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry

  • September 7, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:47 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga announces 6 policies based on Abe administration ahead of LDP presidential race

  • September 6, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:48 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Snap election decision up to next leader: Suga

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 2:11 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Komeito opposes early dissolution of Lower House

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

New LDP chief may spell end to reign of economy ministry

  • September 6, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:15 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

POLITICS

Japan’s LDP presidential candidate Yoshihide Suga’s book on politics soars in price

  • September 8, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:16 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Interview: Japan’s Suga backs Kuroda to keep monetary policy ultra-easy

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:53 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

How Japan’s Suga went from dark horse to favorite in PM race

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:08 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Nikai to become longest-serving LDP secretary-general

  • September 6, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 0:00 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Nippon Ishin no Kai sees an ally in Suga in LDP leadership race

  • September 5, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

POLITICS

Gov’t to tap Hideki Tarumi as MHLW vice-minister

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Editorial: Turn the LDP election into a public debate on long-term policy

  • September 7, 2020
  • , Japan Forward , 3:11 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Efforts to decentralize Japan have a long history

  • September 7, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga unveils policy platform for LDP leadership election

  • September 6, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Poll shows nearly half of public supports Suga

  • September 7, 2020
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Speculation rife about snap election later this year

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Official campaign to select new opposition party leader begins

  • September 8, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Cartoon: Standing above the rest

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

46% view Suga as most suitable choice for Japan’s next prime minister, Yomiuri poll

  • September 7, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:54 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Approval for Abe cabinet jumps 15 points after resignation announcement, Yomiuri poll

  • September 7, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:51 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

  • September 7, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 10
  • JMH Translation

SCIENCE

Okinawa reacts strongly to U.S. report on cause of Futenma foam leak

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Mauritius expresses appreciation for Japan’s support in containing oil spill

  • September 8, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Editorial: Strengthening airport screening a key part of easing entry restrictions

  • September 6, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:42 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan holds 1st meeting on COVID-19 steps for Tokyo Olympics

  • September 4, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 10:41 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan to spend 700 b. yen in reserves for virus response

  • September 4, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:00 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Present path for safe operation of Olympic Games with measures against infections

  • September 8, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 11:43 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

New procedures to test and treat COVID-19 to start from October

  • September 5, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Public consensus needed before any virus vaccine hits the market

  • September 7, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 2:10 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Commentary: All-out effort needed to learn successful virus response

  • September 7, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Tokyo Olympics venues now available for rent

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 1:10 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Understanding of AI’s capabilities, drawbacks needed for wise use

  • September 6, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:51 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Commentary: A supersurveillance society and its impact on democracy

  • September 6, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster museum to open in Futaba town

  • September 7, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:55 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Women bear brunt of Japan’s pandemic job losses

  • September 7, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Bangladeshi tech talent heads to Japan’s north to Sapporo expat scene

  • September 4, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 10:45 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

LGBT information center to open in October ahead of Tokyo Olympics

  • September 7, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 10:23 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

COVID-19 mortality rate begins to drop

  • September 5, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Athletes might be exempted from two-week quarantine for Tokyo Olympics

  • September 5, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Sept. 7, 2020)

  • September 8, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Infographic: 73,033 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Sept. 7, 2020)

  • September 7, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 8:57 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

EDUCATION

Editorial: Shambolic approach to education under Abe’s tenure

  • September 5, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:49 p.m.
  • English Press

EDUCATION

Japan to double language support budget for foreign children

  • September 3, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 22:54 p.m.
  • English Press
  • Tokyo Olympics 2020
  • COVID-19
  • OPINION POLLS
  • Trending Japan