October 19, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • October 19, 2020
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

HEADLINES

Morning news 

  • October 19, 2020
  • , All national papers , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

PM Suga, Vietnamese PM Phuc confirm close cooperation

  • October 19, 2020
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Former PM Abe visits Yasukuni Shrine

  • October 19, 2020
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Suga’s Vietnam visit to spur global race for investment deals

  • October 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 9:39 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

FM Motegi: Japan “will coordinate with U.S.” on procurement of telecom equipment

  • October 16, 2020
  • , Nikkei digital , 5:00 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

China passes export control law with potential for rare-earths ban

  • October 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:26 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japanese gov’t creates YouTube channel on N. Korea abduction issue

  • October 16, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 8:55 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japanese wife of North Korean seeks visit home after 60 years

  • October 18, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:10 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan to support UK’s bid to join TPP-11

  • October 18, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Japan to exclude Chinese telecom equipment from networks in coordination with U.S. 

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Nikkei, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Suga starts Southeast Asian tour  

  • October 19, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Suga sends ritual tree offering to Yasukuni Shrine 

  • October 17, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

ECONOMY

Japan’s exports, imports continue to recover

  • October 19, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: As govt compiles new energy plan, consider CO2, steady power supply

  • October 17, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:05 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Mitsubishi UFJ to end loans for coal-fired plants

  • October 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 9:07 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Scrutinize land sales funded by foreign capital amid security fears

  • October 18, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:44 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Toshiba to launch quantum cryptography business

  • October 19, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

ECONOMY

BOJ prepares for three-phase experiment on central bank digital currency

  • October 16, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

ECONOMY

Interview: Japan’s antitrust watchdog casts its gaze on high mobile rates

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:04 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Pre-COVID-19 estimates say Yokohama casino will have economic impact of 970 billion yen

  • October 14, 2020
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

ECONOMY

Commentary: A digital agency would crown Japan’s IT strategy

  • October 16, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan govt calls for 8 pct rice production cut

  • October 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:34 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Healthcare apps to be recognized as medical equipment

  • October 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

ECONOMY

Japan temporarily cuts airport landing fees by 45%

  • October 16, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 5:04 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Suga vows to revive inbound tourism

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

ECONOMY

Mitsubishi’s 150th-year challenge: Embrace digital revolution

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:00 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Nippon Express doubles China-Europe rail cargo as virus hits flights

  • October 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 11:25 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Editorial: Japan, U.S. need to hash out fair long-term host nation deal

  • October 19, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 12:27 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan squeezed on US military base funding in election year

  • October 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:37 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan’s FMS procurement continues to expand

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 15
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Crash of F-35B in U.S. upsets Iwakuni residents

  • October 14, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 22
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

SECURITY

ASDF determined to beat MSDF’s curry with fried chicken

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 8:44 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

U.S., Japan wrap up host nation support preparatory talks 

  • October 17, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

SECURITY

GOJ to begin environmental assessment of Mageshima 

  • October 19, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Oct. 18, 2020

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

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Oct. 17, 2020

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

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Oct. 16, 2020

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for Oct. 19-25

  • October 18, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 1:42 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Amari’s group on new international order urges economic security, digital yen

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Mainichi , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Suga gives no clear explanation for council nominee rejection

  • October 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 8:36 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Major digital policies being considered by the government

  • October 16, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Editorial: Suga needs to focus on effectiveness as he promotes government reform

  • October 17, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:02 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: The honeymoon is over for Japanese PM Suga

  • October 17, 2020
  • , The Mainichi
  • English Press

POLITICS

New Japanese PM stamps imprint on policy-making process

  • October 16, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 6:12 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga’s stamp on politics: Priority placed on making early achievements

  • October 17, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 11:35 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga determined to hold Olympics next year

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Asahi
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Japan’s new PM established his electoral turf through fiercely contested elections

  • October 18, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:36 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Cabinet support drops

  • October 19, 2020
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri , Kyodo
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Suga gains affinity, support of LDP’s factionless members

  • October 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 11:30 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Suga is taking a page out of Abe’s high-handed policy playbook

  • October 16, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:06 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Cabinet, LDP jointly hold funeral for ex-PM Nakasone

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:26 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Students protest as Japan holds joint memorial for Nakasone

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:41 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Cartoon: Did he make a wish?

  • October 16, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 16
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

OPINION POLLS

Public support for Suga Cabinet drops to 56.1%

  • October 19, 2020
  • , TV Asahi
  • JMH Summary

OPINION POLLS

Approval rate for Suga Cabinet down 6 points to 60%, Kyodo poll

  • October 18, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 8:30 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Kyodo News opinion poll & results from Tokyo Shimbun

  • October 19, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Suga Cabinet’s support rate at 51.2 pct, Jiji Press poll

  • October 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:43 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

Breath test able to safely detect COVID-19, other signs of ill-health

  • October 17, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:11 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

‘Green’ fishery gear key to ocean plastic problems

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:00 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

170 satellites to pinpoint disaster damage in Japan house by house

  • October 16, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 12:01 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan’s Fisheries Agency to apply catch quotas to 15 additional species

  • October 18, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:22 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

World’s 1st iPS-derived retinal sheet transplant conducted

  • October 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 11:51 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

GOJ to make decision on discharging Fukushima radioactive water into ocean

  • October 17, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Tokyo Olympic village may have COVID-19-focused health center

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Newspaper readers interested in city news, Jiji survey

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:50 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan to survey cases of sexual violence among abused children

  • October 17, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 8:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Fujifilm seeks approval of Avigan for COVID-19 treatment

  • October 17, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Oct. 18, 2020)

  • October 19, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Infographic: 93,931 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Oct. 18, 2020)

  • October 18, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 8:23 p.m.
  • JMH Translation
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