September 23, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • September 23, 2020
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

HEADLINES

Morning news 

  • September 23, 2020
  • , All national papers , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

PM Suga arranging for talks with ROK counterpart on Thursday

  • September 23, 2020
  • , Fuji TV
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Japan wants permanent U.N. Security Council seat

  • September 22, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 12:19 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Suga’s UN debut to focus on global cooperation to contain pandemic

  • September 20, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 2:01 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

U.S. woos Taiwan and its chipmakers in step toward trade pact

  • September 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 4;48 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Taiwan president says she has no plans to talk to Japan’s Suga

  • September 20, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Ex-Japan PM Mori meets Taiwan President Tsai

  • September 19, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 8:29 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

China warns against Suga govt’s possible approach to Taiwan

  • September 20, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 1:40 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

S. Korea voices concern over radioactive water release into sea

  • September 22, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:09 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Suga hopes for future-oriented ties with S. Korea

  • September 21, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 7:01 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Opinion: How will Japan’s new leader handle growing China-US tensions?

  • September 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 5:00 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

First Suga-Trump talks go off without a hitch, but challenges still ahead

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

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: Is the world ready for a Trump re-election?

  • September 22, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan firms’ moves into Africa hit by COVID-19, Abe exit

  • September 21, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 1:34 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

China-led AIIB’s troubled loans spike amid pandemic

  • September 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:47 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

U.S. society at risk as it decouples from China in science and tech

  • September 20, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 1:38 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

U.S. vs China: South China Sea drills centered on submarine warfare

  • September 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:08 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: After Abe’s charm offensive, new Japan leader needs Russia reset

  • September 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 5:00 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Putin must clarify suspected poisoning of anti-government leader

  • September 22, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:36 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Exclusive: Japan saw “big picture” over 1989 Tiananmen crackdown

  • September 19, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:56 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

President Trump, PM Suga agree to further develop U.S.-Japan alliance

  • September 21, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

U.S., Japan, Australia, India mulling foreign ministerial in Tokyo

  • September 19, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Suga to speak by phone with Chinese leader on Friday

  • September 23, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Suga, Merkel confirm bilateral coordination on COVID-19

  • September 23, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

ECONOMY

Tighter U.S. regulations on Huawei already affecting Japan

  • September 22, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:15 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

TikTok row pushes companies in Japan into marketing dilemma

  • September 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 5:12 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: FTC must continue to train watchful eye on data oligopolies

  • September 20, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:28 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Tackling economic revival amid adversity

  • September 20, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:38 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

INTERVIEW: New Japanese farm minister vows to boost exports

  • September 22, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 1:14 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Commentary – Japan-U.K. trade deal: Cheer amidst the gloom

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

ECONOMY

Editorial: Suga should seize opportunity to reinvent nation’s energy policy

  • September 18, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:30 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Much at stake in picking a final nuclear waste disposal site

  • September 22, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 12:46 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

EXCLUSIVE: Japan to aid local govts vowing carbon neutrality

  • September 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:02 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan mulls tax breaks for foreign finance hires

  • September 20, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:53 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Toray boosts carbon fiber output for fuel cell vehicles by 50%

  • September 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 0:56 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

U.S. startup’s carbon capture concrete wins Mitsubishi’s backing

  • September 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 0:39 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

COVID-19 spurs digital shift for companies in Asia

  • September 21, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 5:11 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Reconstruction of Tohoku region to test commitment of ‘self-help’ Suga

  • September 21, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:25 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

FOCUS: Don’t pursue strike capability or NATO-like Asia, scholars tell Suga

  • September 22, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 11:30 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Five years after enactment, new security laws bearing fruit

  • September 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:16 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

U.S. scholars voice doubts about Defense Minister Kishi at online conference

  • September 18, 2020
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 3
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Editorial: National security legislation an issue that must be re-examined

  • September 19, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 2:00 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

SECURITY

U.S. marine in Okinawa arrested for hitting a man

  • September 21, 2020
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 21
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

U.S. soldier in Okinawa arrested for DUI

  • September 21, 2020
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 21
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

GOJ narrows down plans for intercepting enemy missiles  

  • September 20, 2020
  • , Asahi, Sankei , NHK
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

MOD to establish new electronic warfare unit in Okinawa  

  • September 21, 2020
  • , Asahi, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Defense Ministry to request record 5.4 trillion yen for FY2021 

  • September 22, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

U.S.-Japan alliance strengthened by security legislation effectuation five years ago 

  • September 19, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

FM Motegi expresses caution about joining Five Eyes 

  • September 19, 2020
  • , Mainichi
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

As Okinawa affairs minister, Kono promises economic assistance 

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

POLITICS

Fighter and cool-headed realist, Suga is willing to cooperate with outsiders

  • September 18, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Suga takes over tough diplomatic challenges left by his predecessor

  • September 22, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 4:58 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Sept. 22, 2020

  • September 23, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Sept. 21, 2020

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

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Sept. 20, 2020

  • September 21, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Sept. 19, 2020

  • September 20, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 7
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Sept. 18, 2020

  • September 19, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for Sept. 21-27

  • September 20, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 12:48 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Let the Suga-Nippon Ishin bromance begin

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

POLITICS

Suga Administration begins: New leader holds dissolution card close at hand

  • September 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:47 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga’s three snap election scenarios

  • September 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 3
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

POLITICS

Japan’s Suga leans on Abe’s brother and holdovers to handle China

  • September 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 7:25 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Caretaker or changemaker? Riddle of Japan’s ambitious new leader

  • September 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:08 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Commentary: Can Suga replicate success of maverick reformer Koizumi?

  • September 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 7:47 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga skips Diet debates; another extra session seen in late Oct.

  • September 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 9:27 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Meet Japan’s new top government spokesman, same as the last one

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

POLITICS

POLITICS

Editorial: Suga administration needs to address Japan’s economic gap

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

POLITICS

POLITICS

Editorial: Quickly present blueprint for digitization of public administration

  • September 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 5:25 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Planned digital agency scheme must put Japan public first

  • September 22, 2020
  • , The Mainichi
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japan govt to submit prosecutors’ bill again next year

  • September 22, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 4:00 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Abe: I’ve managed to pull Japan out of its decline

  • September 22, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 6:18 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Cartoon: Taro away!

  • September 19, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Suga cabinet’s initial public support rating stands at 74%

  • September 21, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Office tasked with setting up digital agency to be established this month

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

POLITICS

Kono’s red-tape complaint hotline receives over 4,000 messages

  • September 19, 2020
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Former PM Abe visits Yasukuni Shrine for first time in seven years

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

OPINION POLLS

Suga cabinet’s initial approval rating at 74%, 3rd highest since 1978, Yomiuri poll

  • September 21, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:30 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

  • September 21, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 8
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Suga Cabinet kicks off with approval rating of 65%, Asahi survey

  • September 18, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:59 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun

  • September 18, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

OPINION POLLS

Spot opinion poll & results from Mainichi Shimbun

  • September 18, 2020
  • , Mainichi , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

40 pct favor Lower House poll at end of term, Jiji Press poll

  • September 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:04 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Highlights of August 2020 Jiji Press Public Opinion Poll

  • September 1, 2020
  • , Jiji Press Public Opinion Poll Bulletin , [No. 1634] – pp. 8–11
  • JMH Translation

SCIENCE

Japanese again wins parody version of the Nobel Prize

  • September 19, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:10 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan leads battery tech race with a third of global patent filings

  • September 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 5:01 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

GOJ aims to administer 200,000 antigen tests per day starting in November

  • September 21, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

LDP lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus

  • September 19, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

COVID-19 contact tracking app needs improvement

  • September 19, 2020
  • , Asahi
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

IOC President Bach expresses confidence about holding Olympics even without vaccine

  • September 23, 2020
  • , TBS, Fuji TV, TV Asahi
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Japan to set up testing systems at regional airports handling international flights

  • September 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:51 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan plans new system for refugee applicants to live in society to avoid long-term detentions

  • September 22, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:58 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan dangles 2-year visas for aspiring student entrepreneurs

  • September 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 2:01 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Convict to sue Osaka Prison for stricter COVID-19 measures

  • September 22, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:13 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japanese approval sought for Avigan to treat COVID-19

  • September 21, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 2:37 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

INTERVIEW: Japan’s new health minister eyeing virus test expansion

  • September 19, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Lessons from ‘second wave’ can guide way to economic revival

  • September 23, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 2:15 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Olympics/ Tokyo Games cuts limited to tens of billions of yen in savings

  • September 18, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:29 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Fincen files: Money trail ties Tokyo Olympic bid consultant to kin of IOC member

  • September 21, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 2:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Unruly anti-mask passengers disrupt Japanese airlines

  • September 20, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 6:01 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Asian airlines fight to reassure passengers over virus response

  • September 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 12:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Visitors to Japan plunge 99.7 pct in Aug.

  • September 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 8:32 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Record number of people seen linked to cannabis cases in Japan

  • September 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:13 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan’s all-male boards a no-no for overseas investors

  • September 18, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:45 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Suga inherits Abe’s broken promise: to empower Japan’s women

  • September 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 5:10 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Museum memorializing Fukushima nuclear disaster opens in Futaba

  • September 21, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 10:58 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Long-lost photos show bustle in the Ginza at time of 1964 Olympics

  • September 22, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:10 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Sept. 22, 2020)

  • September 23, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Infographic: 80,614 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Sept. 22, 2020)

  • September 22, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 6:57 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Number of people aged 65 or older in Japan reaches record high

  • September 21, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary
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