December 22, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • December 22, 2020
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

HEADLINES

Morning news

  • December 22, 2020
  • , All national papers, All newspapers and TV networks
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

President Trump awards Legion of Merit to former PM Abe

  • December 22, 2020
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Suga and Modi call for unity in democracy to combat COVID-19

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 9:17 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Abe awarded by U.S. govt for leadership in Indo-Pacific vision

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 1:48 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Japan’s MUFG lends $520m to help Africa fight COVID-19

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:43 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Okinawa denounces China’s sovereignty claim over Senkakus

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 8:01 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Manila subway car contract awarded to Japanese duo for $556m

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:41 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Point of View: Wellness is the key component to post-COVID-19 recovery in Asia

  • December 18, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 8:00 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Flareup feared in South China Sea due to power vacuum in U.S.

  • December 21, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:00 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan FSA to ease rules to create int’l financial hub

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 12:46 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Industry calls for financial support for govt’s decarbonization target

  • December 22, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:06 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

METI suggests renewables make up 50-60% of energy mix by 2050

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 8
  • JMH Translation

ECONOMY

Japan to require municipalities to set renewable energy targets

  • December 21, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:14 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Hydrogen tipped as rich resource for sustainable growth

  • December 21, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:50 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Town assembly gives nod to start 44-year-old nuclear reactor

  • December 18, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:05 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

SoftBank to unleash its lowest mobile rates in race with Docomo

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 0:26 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Interview with METI Minister Kajiyama: Japan cannot abandon nuclear power

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

SECURITY

Gov’t earmarks 201.7 billion yen for host nation support

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Japan to spend 57.6 b. yen for F-2 successor development

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 1:48 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan aims to conclude talks on cost-sharing for U.S. troops soon

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 5:44 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

SECURITY

SECURITY

Underwater survey begins for construction of SDF facility on Mageshima 

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Suga mentions procurement of large patrol ships to defend Senkakus 

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 21, 2020

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Governors’ association calls on gov’t to rescue abduction victims

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Cabinet approves record budget of 106.6 trillion yen for fiscal 2021

  • December 21, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:00 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Risky to increase expenditures that rely on debt in FY20 budget plan

  • December 22, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 11:59 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Draft budget shows loss of all semblance of fiscal discipline

  • December 22, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:30 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japan decides to launch digital agency in Sept. 2021

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 8:09 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Focus: Japan’s fiscal discipline to loosen even after record annual budget

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:36 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japan politician Shimomura trying to make his presence felt quickly

  • December 21, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:58 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

POLITICS

Suga rules out snap election during pandemic 

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Asahi, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

OPINION POLLS

70% want Abe to explain scandal in open hearing at Diet, Asahi poll

  • December 21, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:07 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

SCIENCE

Quantum-encrypted financial data transmission test starts in Japan

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 2:23 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Top epidemiologist warns of further spread of coronavirus in Tokyo area

  • December 22, 2020
  • , All national papers
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SCIENCE

Medical institutions issue “state of medical emergency” over COVID-19

  • December 22, 2020
  • , All national papers
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SCIENCE

Health Ministry to put off approval of Avigan

  • December 22, 2020
  • , All national papers
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SOCIETY

MSDF’s top-ranking officers test positive for COVID-19

  • December 22, 2020
  • , TV Asahi
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Former U.S. Chargé d’Affaires publishes memoir reflecting on his 17 years in Japan

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 23
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Minoru Makihara, former Mitsubishi chief, dies at 90

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:57 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

As Japan COVID-19 cases surge, governors brace for year-end spike

  • December 21, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Tokyo Games organizers to raise opening, closing ceremony budget

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 11:39 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Readers’ top 10 news picks illustrate impact of pandemic on Japan society

  • December 22, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:25 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Dec. 21, 2020)

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Infographic: 201,762 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Dec. 21, 2020)

  • December 21, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 10:17 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Cartoon: Pfizer is coming to town

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

EDUCATION

Japan to accelerate e-textbook use by removing screen time limit

  • December 21, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:33 p.m.
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