December 17, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • December 17, 2020
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HEADLINES

Morning news 

  • December 17, 2020
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Japan aims for removal of Berlin comfort woman statue in a year

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:21 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

EXCLUSIVE: German politician delinks statue from Tokyo-Seoul row

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:12 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: China’s extraterritorial use of export control law draws concern

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:08 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Council formed to establish Japanese history museum in N.Y.

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:39 p.m.
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ECONOMY

EXCLUSIVE: Japan to allow foreign investors to submit papers online

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:13 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Tech giants’ treatment of smaller businesses to be monitored

  • December 16, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:30 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Nuclear fuel plant construction postponed

  • December 16, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Utilities may consider mutual plutonium usage

  • December 16, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
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ECONOMY

TEPCO opens facility to teach lessons of meltdowns

  • December 17, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

ECONOMY

INTERVIEW: TEPCO to compensate for losses from water release

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 11:55 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s JGC wins contract for solar power project in Vietnam

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 1:52 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Toshiba plans $9.7bn investment blitz in shift to expansion

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:14 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Saibu Gas exports LNG to China

  • December 16, 2020
  • , NIKKEI Business Daily , p. 7
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ECONOMY

Japan’s exports down 4.2 pct in Nov.

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 12:28 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Japan to face dearth of outside directors in 2021: survey

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:35 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

U.S. military: Airmen who camped on private land didn’t drink alcohol

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 29
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SECURITY

Male U.S. civilian base worker missing after going fishing

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 29
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SECURITY

Japan to cooperate with UK as well as U.S. on next-generation fighter

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
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SECURITY

Russian military buildup in Northeast Asia rattles Japan and U.S.

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:04 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

SECURITY

SDF space unit training program disclosed

  • December 16, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

SECURITY

GOJ develops new legislation to make foreign purchase of real estate difficult

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Nikkei evening edition
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Japan welcomes Germany’s plan to send warship to Asia

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Mainichi
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 16, 2020

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

POLITICS

Pitfalls appear in Suga’s top-down approach

  • December 16, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:32 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

PM met with broad range of private-sector officials in first 3 months

  • December 16, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:51 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Neighbors in Hokkaido object to plans to store nuclear waste

  • December 16, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:37 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Exclusive: LDP may back Komeito candidate in Hiroshima

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:39 p.m.
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POLITICS

LDP rolls back bid toward dual surnames for married couples

  • December 16, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:17 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Tokyo raises alert for healthcare system to highest level

  • December 17, 2020
  • , NHK
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SOCIETY

Interview: IOC president optimistic Japan will hold successful Olympics

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 9:05 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Govt should take all steps to ensure prompt vaccinations for coronavirus

  • December 17, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:18 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Man accused of hacking website of pro-Pyongyang group in Tokyo

  • December 16, 2020
  • , The Mainichi
  • English Press

SOCIETY

56,700 foreigners visit Japan in Nov.

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:32 p.m.
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SOCIETY

Brewer from U.S. seeking to spread info on Kesennuma’s recovery

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:30 a.m.
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SOCIETY

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Top court holds govt responsible over construction asbestos

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 9:03 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Cartoon: Suga out of the saddle

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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SOCIETY

Editorial: After belated Go To decision, time for Suga to change course

  • December 16, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 2:08 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Shionogi begins coronavirus vaccine clinical trial

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 11:20 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan review of Avigan’s effectiveness against COVID-19 inconclusive

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

SOCIETY

Suga comments on GOJ’s “defeat” in “crucial” fight against COVID-19 

  • December 17, 2020
  • , All national papers
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SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Dec. 16, 2020)

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Infographic: 188,437 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Dec. 16, 2020)

  • December 16, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 10:51 p.m.
  • JMH Translation
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