December 8, 2020

 Morning Alert        Afternoon Alert 

HEADLINES

Noon news

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

HEADLINES

Morning news

  • December 8, 2020
  • , All national papers , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Biden officials to look to repair alliances and help mend Tokyo-Seoul ties

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

INTERNATIONAL

“Biden the Mediator”

  • December 6, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: China’s bullying of Australia reveals hypocrisy of its words on free trade

  • December 8, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 11:54 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan to tap S. Korea envoy Tomita as U.S. ambassador

  • December 7, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 11:32 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

U.S. experts urge rejoining Pacific free trade deal amid China’s rise

  • December 8, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 3:26 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

U.S. military, GSDF commence tabletop exercise

  • December 8, 2020
  • , Sankei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Envoy to Seoul to be tapped as ambassador to U.S.  

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

INTERNATIONAL

U.S. “Japan hands” call for Tokyo’s accession to Five Eyes 

  • December 8, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

The term “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” will likely be phased out  

  • December 8, 2020
  • , Asahi, Nikkei, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

ECONOMY

Eight pillars of Japan’s infrastructure exports

  • December 8, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

ECONOMY

GOJ compiles 73.6 trillion-yen economic package

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

ECONOMY

Japan to bet big on hydrogen to meet 2050 zero-emission goal

  • December 8, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 8:22 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Investment in decarbonization efforts likely to bring 10% tax break for firms in Japan

  • December 8, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:56 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

ECONOMY

Japan to offer 10% tax break for companies investing in green tech

  • December 7, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:48 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan industry ministry to aid development of hydrogen-powered aircraft

  • December 7, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:56 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Keidanren drafts carbon net-zero proposals

  • December 7, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Ruling on Oi nuclear plant lacks understanding of safety screenings

  • December 8, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:52 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japanese government raises tax deduction limit for R&D investment

  • December 8, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Japan, U.S. to forgo plan to reach tentative HNS agreement by year’s end

  • December 6, 2020
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Japan to expand drone rules so smaller, lighter models covered

  • December 7, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:49 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 7, 2020

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

POLITICS

POLITICS

Japan compiles 73.6 tril. yen new economic package to fight virus

  • December 8, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:24 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Komeito growing assertive in Japan’s ruling bloc

  • December 7, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:53 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

LH Vice President Akamatsu to retire

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

POLITICS

Japan’s regular parliamentary session to be convened on Jan. 18

  • December 7, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 6:22 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Aso easily the biggest spender on wining and dining sessions

  • December 7, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:30 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

POLITICS

Ruling coalition alarmed by drop in Suga’s popularity

  • December 8, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

OPINION POLLS

Suga Cabinet’s approval rating falls to 61% amid virus surge, Go To woes, Yomiuri poll

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

OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

  • December 7, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 8
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Kyodo News opinion poll & results from Tokyo Shimbun

  • December 7, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 21
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Highlights of November 2020 Jiji Press Public Opinion Poll

  • December 1, 2020
  • , Jiji Press Public Opinion Poll Bulletin , [No. 1645] – pp. 8–10
  • JMH Translation

SCIENCE

Japan reduces greenhouse gas emissions for sixth year in a row

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

SCIENCE

Asian flying cars aim to soar over walls of global regulation

  • December 7, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:03 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

JK business: Sexual exploitation of young children in Japan

  • December 7, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 30
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Out-of-pocket testing for coronavirus hindering efforts to monitor infections in Japan

  • December 7, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:34 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Gender gap remains wide on Japanese company boards

  • December 8, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:25 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan plans to postpone 2020 goal of 30% female leadership to later this decade

  • December 8, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Nike anti-racism video goes viral, sparks controversy in Japan

  • December 7, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 4:34 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Good Samaritan comes to rescue of Vietnamese in dire straits

  • December 7, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:09 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan eyes tax break for childcare subsidies

  • December 7, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 7:24 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

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

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

SOCIETY

Infographic: 165,174 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Dec. 7, 2020)

  • December 7, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 10:56 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

GOJ ready to deploy SDF nurses to Hokkaido  

  • December 8, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary
  • Ambassador
  • Ukraine
  • OPINION POLLS
  • COVID-19
  • Trending Japan