December 23, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • December 23, 2020
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

HEADLINES

Morning news   

  • December 23, 2020
  • , All national papers , All TV networks
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Speakers of Japanese and S. Korean national parliaments hold teleconference

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

Business travel between Japan and China sluggish

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei evening edition , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: Dear Canberra, you are not alone

  • December 22, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

U.S. and China view Suga as a “novice in diplomacy”

  • December 1, 2020
  • , FACTA
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

Can South Korea free the term “pro-Japanese” from the curse of the past?

  • December 13, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Coronavirus deepened conflict, divisions in society globally in 2020

  • December 23, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:47 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

U.S. awards Legion of Merit to former PM Abe  

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

ECONOMY

TEPCO to postpone removal of radioactive debris

  • December 23, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Local governments in quandary about IR amid pandemic

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Asahi , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Sliver of Futenma returned to Japan for road construction

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Mainichi evening edition
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Kadena Navy ramp to be dismantled by next March

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Okinawa Times
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Summary of draft proposals by gov’t’s panel on land acquisition

  • December 18, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Commentary: Pros and cons of a Six Eyes with Japan and allies

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:44 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan to bulk up Senkaku patrols as more Chinese ships enter area

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:18 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan to rely on standoff missiles to enhance deterrence capability

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

SDF space operations squadron monitors threats in space

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

SECURITY

U.S. veterans group in Okinawa creates documentary highlighting base issues

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Okinawa Times , p. 25
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

GOJ chooses not to update security doctrine

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Asahi
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

China, Russia fly bombers in coordination near Japanese archipelago

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

GOJ to increase coast guard cutters for defense of Senkakus

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Japan, India voice opposition to “unilateral attempts to alter status quo”

  • December 23, 2020
  • , All national papers
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 22, 2020

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Strength of in-house groups in House of Representatives

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Sinking public support suggests Suga may follow fate of Aso

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:30 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Questioning of ex-PM Abe stirs concern among ruling party members

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 3:55 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japan looks to guarantee aid for COVID business closures, and add fines

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:10 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Interview: Japan losing global talent race, Suga economic adviser warns

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:58 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

INTERVIEW: Koike seeks revision of coronavirus special law

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 5:25 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga attempts to alter his image amid rising public discontent

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Mainichi
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Be water: Japan’s big, lonely bet on hydrogen

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:12 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Is that artificial intelligence ethical? Sony to review all products

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:30 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Minicars to play big role in Japan’s ‘all electric’ goal

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Over 3,000 people have died from COVID-19

  • December 23, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Health Ministry experts call for shorter hours for eateries in Tokyo area

  • December 23, 2020
  • , All national papers
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SCIENCE

Japan to prohibit entry of travelers from UK other than Japanese citizens

  • December 23, 2020
  • , All national papers
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SOCIETY

Many Japanese shops sell ivory hanko knowing that they may be illegally exported: survey

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Nikkei evening edition , p. 7
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Fujifilm’s Avigan hopes hit after Japan puts COVID drug on hold

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:05 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Tokyo Olympics remain beset by revenue and pandemic uncertainties

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:46 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Creative mastermind Sasaki to revise Tokyo Games ceremonies’ plans

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 1:10 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

273 teachers in Japan punished in fiscal 2019 for sexual misconduct

  • December 22, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 8:14 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Emperor Emeritus Akihito turns 87

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 1:09 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Dec. 22, 2020)

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Infographic: 204,430 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Dec. 22, 2020)

  • December 23, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 0:51 a.m.
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Cartoon: Every man for himself

  • December 20, 2020
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p.13
  • JMH Translation

EDUCATION

Study-abroad hub Australia wants students back — in small doses

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:14 a.m.
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