December 21, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • December 21, 2020
  • , All TV networks
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HEADLINES

Morning news

  • December 21, 2020
  • , All national papers
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INTERNATIONAL

Process of appointing ambassador to Japan goes back to the drawing board

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 3
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

Japan revamps website on Senkakus amid territorial row with China

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 4:59 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

“Quad” officials reaffirm need to advance free and open Indo-Pacific

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 4:50 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: How to adapt to Biden’s trade and climate policies

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

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: Biden should look to Obama’s Asia-Pacific trade strategies

  • December 18, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Focus: Biden’s commitment to Asia to be tested after “America First” Trump

  • December 20, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:02 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Biden urged to ditch bilateralism by scholars in Europe, US and Japan

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 10:42 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Carbon emissions could be Biden’s ace for handling China, Republicans

  • December 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 10:37 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Indonesia launches Japanese-funded port to boost auto exports

  • December 20, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 9:19 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: 10 years after Arab Spring, how long will blood need to be shed?

  • December 20, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:00 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Suga Cabinet endorses record 106 trillion yen budget for FY2021

  • December 21, 2020
  • , All TV networks
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ECONOMY

Commentary: Suga draws line in the sand: Defend ‘100 yen’ dollar barrier

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:18 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan adopts casino host site selection policy

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 3:07 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Mutsu mayor opposes n-fuel facility joint use plan

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:59 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Govt to set target of using 3 mil. tons of hydrogen by 2030 to decarbonize Japan

  • December 18, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:07 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

ECONOMY

INTERVIEW: Toshiba eyes domestic output of offshore wind power plants

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 7:48 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

IAEA ready to send monitor team for Fukushima water release

  • December 20, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 10:15a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Expand banks’ businesses to promote economic growth in regional areas

  • December 21, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:00 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

EXCLUSIVE: JGB issuance in FY 2021 to total 236 t. yen

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 12:08 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Defense Ministry to team up with Keidanren to promote arms exports

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 9:23 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Recovery of economy hinges on containing fresh outbreak

  • December 21, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 12:23 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Job hoppers decline in Japan amid pandemic-hit economy

  • December 20, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 12:31 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

20% of Japan consumer sites secretly track web users: Nikkei survey

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 10:10 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Debate over Aegis alternative shrouded in confusion

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 3
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Okinawa police wrap up probe into TFOA incident in 2017

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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SECURITY

U.S. military, Okinawa police allegedly interfere with filming of Kadena base

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo
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SECURITY

Japan greenlights missile shield as rivals sharpen spears

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:14 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Editorial: Enhance missile defense capability to deal with range of security threats

  • December 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:58 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Edirotial: ‘Negative legacy’ of Abe’s missile defense plans not nearly a safe bet

  • December 19, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:13 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Gov’t to develop economic security laws in two stages

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

Trawler workers sue to halt drilling survey for SDF base plan

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 4:13 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Okinawa to mark 50 years since Koza Riot

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:21 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Discussions to continue within GOJ on “capabilities to strike enemy bases”

  • December 19, 2020
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SECURITY

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 20, 2020

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 19, 2020

  • December 20, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 18, 2020

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

POLITICS

Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for Dec. 21-27

  • December 20, 2020
  • , The Japan Times , 12:15 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

POLITICS

LDP exec cautious on sworn testimony by Abe

  • December 20, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 3:31 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga eyes coronavirus law revision during next Diet session

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:57 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Commentary: Five things to watch in Japanese politics in 2021

  • December 18, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

POLITICS

Tamaki reelected as DPFP head

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:16 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: DPFP must make realistic proposals to show presence in Diet debates

  • December 20, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:50 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga latest Japanese PM to shun ‘haunted’ official residence

  • December 17, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:58 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Kansai leaders declare state of emergency for New Year’s period

  • December 20, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Public approval for Suga Cabinet plunges

  • December 21, 2020
  • , TV Asahi
  • JMH Summary

OPINION POLLS

Cabinet support rate plummets to 39%, Asahi survey

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Expert: Political polarization in U.S. impacts Japan

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 11
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

77% in Japan want Biden to prioritize international cooperation, Yomiuri-Gallup poll

  • December 18, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:51 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Japan, U.S. views of China worsen, Yomiuri-Gallup poll

  • December 18, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:03 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Low approval of coronavirus measures in Japan, U.S. Yomiuri-Gallup poll

  • December 18, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:05 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Suga cabinet support nosedives amid COVID-19 resurgence

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Asahi
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Japan to set up center for advanced research in Fukushima

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:13 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Hayabusa2 brings back 5.4 grams of soil, 50 times original target

  • December 19, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:47 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan to help build giant methane production plant in China

  • December 20, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:40 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Feature: AI, drones, 4K cameras used to vamp up security systems across Japan

  • December 20, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 12:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan PM Suga eyes study on carbon pricing to cut emissions

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

“Space sake” eyed to spread message of Tohoku reconstruction

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 12:32 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Japan vaccine rollout should prioritize safety, address fears

  • December 19, 2020
  • , The Mainichi
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Scammers threaten Chinese in Japan with ‘forced deportation’

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:04 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Feature: Film spotlights Vietnamese temporary workers’ plight in Japan

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 11:10 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Firm that illegally used Vietnamese sent papers

  • December 18, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 2:58 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

51 pct oppose online-only lawsuit filing: Japan govt survey

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 9:09 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan sees record undeclared foreign asset inheritance cases

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:28 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Dec. 20, 2020)

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Infographic: 199,960 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Dec. 20, 2020)

  • December 20, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 8:50 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Almost 5,500 COVID-19 cases confirmed over the weekend  

  • December 21, 2020
  • , All national papers
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SOCIETY

Pfizer seeks expedited evaluation of its COVID-19 vaccine 

  • December 19, 2020
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SOCIETY

Approval of Avigan to be delayed 

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Asahi
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SOCIETY

Hospital capacity in seven prefectures at “worst level” 

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Asahi, Nikkei, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Calls mounting for amendment of COVID-19 legislation 

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

People continue to be out and about in Japan’s city centers 

  • December 20, 2020
  • , All national papers
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