December 18, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • December 18, 2020
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HEADLINES

Morning news

  • December 18, 2020
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INTERNATIONAL

Expert: Japan needs to closely monitor change in U.S. policy toward China

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 11
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

China forges on with vaccine diplomacy amid Pfizer fanfare

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:49 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Vietnam, with larger trade surplus than Japan, draws U.S. ire

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:54 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

U.S., Japanese foreign ministers confirm coordination

  • December 18, 2020
  • , NHK digital
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

ECONOMY

With eye on China, Japan refuses to ease TPP rules for new members

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:08 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Gov’t to pull out of 60 bil. yen wind power project off Fukushima

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 3:08 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan to lower drug prices to reduce medical costs

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:20 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Japan govt informed of joint use plan for n-fuel facility

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 2:17 a.m.
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ECONOMY

LDP lawmakers want alternatives to n-plant water’s release into ocean

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 9:37 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan govt appeals to Osaka high court in Oi plant n-reactor trial

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 4:57 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s Docomo to slash 5G rates by 13% as pressure mounts

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:06 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Strengthen transparency of GAFA through intl cooperation on regulations

  • December 18, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:16 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

EXCLUSIVE: Japan eyes 120-b.-yen aid to airlines

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 8:28 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan to maintain high hurdles for new TPP-11 membership

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei
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ECONOMY

U.S. puts Japan, China on notice again in currency report

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Sankei
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SECURITY

GOJ adopts new missile defense policy

  • December 18, 2020
  • , NHK
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SECURITY

Team Japan to defend connected cars against cyberattacks

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 4:06 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

GOJ to earmark $558 million for developing next generation fighter jets

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Asahi, Nikkei
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 17, 2020

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

PM Suga’s signature policies target people in their 20s to 40s

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
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POLITICS

Amari on Abenomics: Abenomics unable to change corporate thinking

  • December 16, 2020
  • , Mainichi , p. 11
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POLITICS

Editorial: Crackdown on online defamation a warning to malicious anonymous posters

  • December 18, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:58 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japan’s FY 2021 budget to be around 106.61 trillion yen

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 8:50 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Ex-PM Abe may speak before Diet about cherry party scandal

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 12:20 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

OPINION POLLS

Japanese have high hopes for Biden administration, Yomiuri-Gallup poll

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 11
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OPINION POLLS

Yomiuri-Gallup opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 10
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SCIENCE

SCIENCE

$2.4bn Japan fund to help decarbonization in 26 ASEAN cities

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:57 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

Expert warns of China’s space program

  • December 18, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Hayabusa2 team honored with Prime Minister’s award

  • December 17, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:29 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Tokyo hits new record for daily tally of COVID-19 cases

  • December 18, 2020
  • , All national papers
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SCIENCE

Pfizer to seek Japan’s approval of COVID-19 vaccine

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Sankei
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SOCIETY

Editorial: Government in a muddle over suspended travel campaign

  • December 17, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Support system needed for people at risk of social media crimes

  • December 17, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Dec. 17, 2020)

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
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SOCIETY

Infographic: 191,647 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Dec. 17, 2020)

  • December 17, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 11:05 p.m.
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