December 14, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • December 14, 2020
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

HEADLINES

Morning news

  • December 14, 2020
  • , All national papers , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Japan wins Mozambique’s support for ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 4:00 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

China frustrates U.S. by violating sanctions on North Korea

  • December 14, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 10:29 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan, S. Africa agree to beef up post-pandemic business ties

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 11:05 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Biden expected to cooperate with pope over climate, refugees

  • December 14, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:42 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan vows 600 mil. yen aid to Mauritius for disaster preparedness

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 8:07 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Berlin ‘comfort women’ statue reflects postwar sentiment

  • December 14, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 10:16 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan’s new ambassador to China eager to deepen high-level exchanges

  • December 11, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 8:52 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

China’s foreign minister asks Japanese counterpart to visit

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 9:41 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Susan Rice to head U.S. Domestic Policy Council, Japan relieved

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 8
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Uniqlo’s Seoul flagship to close as Japan boycotts smolder

  • December 14, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 0:39 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Create environment for U.S. to return to Iran nuclear deal

  • December 14, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:46 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Government holds symposium on abduction issue

  • December 12, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 7:38 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

JICA resumes activities in Vietnam

  • December 11, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 10:49 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan’s Kondo to head Asia-Pacific info, communications body

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 1:30 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Prime Minister Suga says he has met Blinken four times 

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Japan’s new envoy to Beijing calls for greater communication 

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

ECONOMY

MHLW mulls cutting prices for more than half of drug products

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

ECONOMY

Pluthermal reactor dream for Japan still an elusive goal

  • December 12, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:40 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s steelmakers ramp up AI technology use

  • December 14, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Doubts about Huawei open doors for Japan’s telecom players

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 9:54 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

$36bn Australian renewables hub to produce hydrogen for export

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:01 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

EXCLUSIVE: Japan eyes extra 35 b. yen for rice crop conversion

  • December 11, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 7:17 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Major Japan life insurers shun investing in nuke weapon-linked firms

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 10:55 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Collusion in drug industry will lead to burden on patients

  • December 14, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:23 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Russian envoy comments on presence of U.S. forces in Okinawa

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Japan’s defense budget likely to be record high

  • December 13, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 12:47 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan to drop FY2021 budget plan for F-15 modification

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Okinawa labor union calls on DM Kishi to extend SMA

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Okinawa Times , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Gov’t to build ship to enhance Japan’s presence in Arctic Ocean

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Okinawa struggling to block U.S. military base construction

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 4:05 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Soil with remains of war dead may be used for Henoko landfill

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 7:32 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Self-Defense Force mission in Middle East extended

  • December 11, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 12:38 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Mitsubishi Heavy to lead Japan’s fighter project with Lockheed

  • December 11, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:35 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

U.S. Air Force admits Kadena airmen camped on private land in Takae

  • December 11, 2020
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 26
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Higashi Village Mayor to lodge protest to Okinawa Defense Bureau

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 28
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Mitsubishi, Lockheed to join hands in producing Japan’s new jet fighter 

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

GOJ accelerating landfill work off Camp Schwab 

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Defense chiefs of Japan, China to hold teleconference 

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

GOJ to build vessel for surveying Northern Sea route 

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Sankei
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 12, 2020

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 11, 2020

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for Dec. 14-20

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 1:44 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

China faces “major hurdle” for joining TPP: Suga

  • December 11, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:28 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

LDP to seek economic national security law in 2022

  • December 11, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 8:53 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Gov’t to set up new council to promote digitalization of society

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Japan to boost infrastructure strength in 5 years

  • December 11, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 3:30 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

INTERVIEW: Oshima hopes Suga will achieve stable imperial succession

  • December 11, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 4:36 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Public disapproves of GOJ’s response to COVID-19 outbreak

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Mainichi
  • JMH Summary

OPINION POLLS

Drop in Cabinet support rate rocks Suga administration, Mainichi poll

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Mainichi , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Mainichi Shimbun

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Mainichi , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Suga Cabinet support rate falls to 43.1 pct, Jiji Press poll

  • December 11, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:05 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Over half in Japan oppose Olympics next year: Jiji Press poll

  • December 11, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:25 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan to incorporate carbon neutrality goal into law

  • December 13, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:28 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan eyes new infectious disease data system for vaccine development

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:48 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan panel approves first genome-edited food

  • December 11, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 7:32 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Star witness in Ghosn trial points finger at ex-Nissan executive

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 10:02 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

COVID-19 bed occupancy tops 50 pct in 3 Japan prefectures

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 12:49 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

AstraZeneca, Japan reach final agreement on vaccine supply

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 1:33 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Amid ‘critical 3 weeks’ of COVID, Japanese keep going out

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:58 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Travel curbs crucial to rein in the surge of new COVID-19 cases

  • December 12, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:10 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Why Japan is largely a spectator in the coronavirus vaccine race

  • December 11, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Man in 50s with mild COVID-19 found dead in room at facility near Tokyo

  • December 12, 2020
  • , The Mainichi
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan government planning grants for those willing to reside in Fukushima Prefecture

  • December 13, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:24 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Are additional estimated costs for Tokyo Olympics realistic?

  • December 11, 2020
  • , The Mainichi
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Tokyo Olympics secure $200m in sponsor money to cover delay

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 4:04 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Feature: Japan’s disabled suffer as train stations increasingly go unstaffed

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 12:29 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

FEATURE: Japan’s unmarried, sexual minorities forced to use foreign sperm banks

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 4:02 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Sapporo Snow Festival to be canceled due to COVID-19

  • December 11, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 9:58 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Infographic: 181,342 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Dec. 13, 2020)

  • December 13, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 8:43 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Japan’s COVID-19 daily caseload tops 3,000 for the first time

  • December 13, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Suga rebuffs experts’ pleas for halting tourism promotion initiative

  • December 12, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Cartoon: Back to the early 1940’s

  • December 12, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

EDUCATION

Many schools in Japan still not accessible for wheelchair users

  • December 11, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:45 p.m.
  • English Press

EDUCATION

Editorial: Global study shows concerns in Japan’s math, science education

  • December 14, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 12:42 p.m.
  • English Press
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