December 28, 2020

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • December 28, 2020
  • , NHK, NTV, Fuji TV, TV Asahi
  • JMH Summary

HEADLINES

Morning news

  • December 28, 2020
  • , All newspapers and TV networks
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

U.S. tariff on China reroutes Meidensha’s production of grid parts

  • December 27, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 0:59 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERVIEW: New statue may worsen sentiment toward S. Korea

  • December 27, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:06 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan welcomes U.K.-EU trade deal ensuring business continuity

  • December 25, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 1:36 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Last-minute Britain-EU deal on Brexit leaves some significant issues unresolved

  • December 26, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:36 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan appoints new ambassador to U.S.

  • December 25, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:27 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

China, Russia enhance partnerships with eye toward Biden administration

  • December 25, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 4:55 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Putin’s iron grip on power corroded by virus, economy and disaffection

  • December 24, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:41 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Is North Korea’s silent leader planning a surprise for Biden?

  • December 27, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:07 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Taiwan casts net for trade deals as China blocks RCEP entry

  • December 25, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:01 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Focus: Taiwan seeks “asymmetric” defense to deter China

  • December 25, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 2:08 p.m.
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Analysis: Deleted words from Xi’s economic policy speak volumes

  • December 24, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:39 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Interview: When great powers think small, world pays big price

  • December 24, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:11 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Diplomatic documents reveal Japan opposed sanctions on China after Tiananmen

  • December 24, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:10 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Prime Minister Suga aims to visit U.S. in February 

  • December 24, 2020
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Diplomatic documents prove Japan’s post-Tiananmen Square approach wrong

  • December 28, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:47 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

South Korea conducts exercise to defend Liancourt Rocks 

  • December 26, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Foreign Minister Motegi to visit Africa, Latin America 

  • December 26, 2020
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Reagan feared China missile exports would inflame Mideast

  • December 23, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:33 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan sought “quiet” talks with U.S. on defense cost-sharing in 1989

  • December 23, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 1:18 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Ezra Vogel always believed in Japan’s potential

  • December 24, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary – Remembering a mentor: Ezra Vogel’s big vision on Asia

  • December 25, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Ezra Vogel: Great scholar’s important lessons to a journalist

  • December 26, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 8:00 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Paris Agreement five years on, a renewed call for leadership

  • December 24, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:53 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

UK-EU trade deal allows Asian companies to breathe sigh of relief

  • December 25, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:10 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s fiscal hawks lay low despite record budget blowout

  • December 24, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 8:05 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan to halt ODA for building coal-fired power plants

  • December 25, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 11:47 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan jobless rate has 1st drop in five months in November

  • December 25, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 12:20 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

8 Japan automakers’ domestic output down 2.5 pct in Nov.

  • December 25, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 7:03 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

University grads employment rate in Japan falls

  • December 25, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 8:04 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Protect Japan’s valuable agricultural products through revised seed law

  • December 25, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:36 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

SECURITY

Gov’t protests Russia’s missile system deployment

  • December 25, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Gov’t opposed U.S. military proposal to vaccinate Japanese base workers

  • December 26, 2020
  • , Okinawa Times , pp. 1, 2
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Gov’t’s indecision over Aegis Ashore alternatives puts MSDF, GSDF at odds

  • December 19, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

SECURITY

China, Russia stepping up military cooperation

  • December 24, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 27, 2020

  • December 28, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 26, 2020

  • December 27, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 25, 2020

  • December 26, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 24, 2020

  • December 25, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 23, 2020

  • December 24, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for Dec. 28-Jan. 3

  • December 27, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 1:37 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Ex-transport minister Hata dies at 53, planned to take virus test

  • December 27, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 10:02 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga positive on penalties to shorten biz hours amid epidemic

  • December 24, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 2:02 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Generational change and policy differences test LDP-Komeito political bonds

  • December 24, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

POLITICS

Debate over surnames hinders reform agenda of Japanese PM

  • December 26, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 11:00 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japan relaxes rules for maiden names on passports

  • December 27, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:27 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Abe bears heavy responsibility for insincere response to queries in Diet

  • December 25, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:50 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Abe’s disrespect for Diet questions has brought serious consequences

  • December 26, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:13 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

POLITICS

POLITICS

Cabinet support plummets as public gives Suga low marks for virus response

  • December 28, 2020
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Prosecutors decide not to indict former PM Abe over improper spending

  • December 17, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

POLITICS

Editorial: Normative awareness lacking in bribery scandal involving ex-minister

  • December 27, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:20 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Cartoon: Cherry blossoms continue to fall

  • December 26, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Suga Cabinet’s approval rating plummets to 45%, Yomiuri poll

  • December 28, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:14 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Japan Cabinet faces growing discontent from public, Yomiuri poll

  • December 28, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:08 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

  • December 28, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 11
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Japan’s Suga slips to 42% approval rating, Nikkei poll

  • December 28, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 00:52 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan lays out plan to steer economy away from carbon by 2050

  • December 25, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Editorial: Consider effective measures not just targets in decarbonization strategy

  • December 27, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:52 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan targets halving airplane CO2 emissions by 2050

  • December 24, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 5:41 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

World’s first wooden satellite to be launched by Japan in 2023

  • December 24, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:22 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Rocks from asteroid confirmed among Hayabusa2 samples

  • December 25, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 12:15 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

GOJ unveils “green growth strategy” to go carbon free by 2050

  • December 26, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Removal of molten fuel from Fukushima reactor to be delayed

  • December 25, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

COVID-19 positivity rate in Tokyo exceeds 8%

  • December 27, 2020
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

PM Suga calls on public to take thorough measures against COVID-19 infection

  • December 28, 2020
  • , NHK, NTV, Fuji TV, TV Asahi
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Japan’s pandemic baby bust seen pushing births below 800,000

  • December 25, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:46 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Feature: Pandemic causing uncertainty, unease for Tokyo Olympic “host towns”

  • December 27, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 1:15 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan starts clinical trial of antibody drug

  • December 24, 2020
  • , NHK WORLD , 6:02 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

60 pct in Japan feel anxious under coronavirus emergency

  • December 25, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 6:29 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan support group for startups targets enterprising foreigners

  • December 25, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 12:04 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

38% of LGBT people sexually harassed or assaulted: survey

  • December 27, 2020
  • , Kyodo News , 0:08 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Lawmaker Noda’s struggle with infertility fueled her push for change

  • December 27, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Quickly share accurate information to prevent further spread of bird flu

  • December 24, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 1:46 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

EXCLUSIVE: Rules set for probes into self-driving car accidents

  • December 26, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:05 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Former kamikaze pilot’s exploits can now be read in English

  • December 26, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Multiple persons arriving from UK test positive for new strain of COVID-19 

  • December 27, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Japan to reimpose global ban on entrants 

  • December 27, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases marks record high for four days in a row 

  • December 27, 2020
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

GOJ to vaccinate 50 million health workers, elderly first 

  • December 24, 2020
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Japan’s overall death toll declined by 14,000 this year  

  • December 28, 2020
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Number of births likely to drop below 800,000 next year

  • December 27, 2020
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Dec. 27, 2020)

  • December 28, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Infographic: 222,093 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Dec. 27, 2020)

  • December 27, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 10:31 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

EDUCATION

Face-to-face classes cut by over half at 187 Japan universities

  • December 24, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 12:51 p.m.
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