December 31, 2020

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HEADLINES

Morning news   

  • December 31, 2020
  • , All national papers , NHK
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Putin Seeks to Cooperate with Suga in New Year’s Message

  • December 30, 2020
  • , Jiji Press , 10:19 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

China aims to foil Japan’s effort to extend continental shelf

  • December 28, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

Japan-ROK comfort women pact losing all substance

  • December 30, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 2:27 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

China, Russia could counter U.S. missile deployment to Asia by targeting Japan, other allies

  • December 30, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 3:06 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan-UK trade pact to take effect tomorrow 

  • December 31, 2020
  • , Mainichi
  • JMH Summary

ECONOMY

Wagyu, strawberries and sake: Japan makes new farm export drive

  • December 31, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:42 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Radiation levels at Fukushima plant far worse than was thought

  • December 30, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:39 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan regional banks take lead in digitization

  • December 30, 2020
  • , The Japan News , 6:11 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

“Seiron” column: U.S.-Japan alliance moves to age of equality

  • December 31, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Noon news

  • December 31, 2020
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 30, 2020

  • December 31, 2020
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

POLITICS

Blackstone hires former Shinzo Abe adviser in Japan push

  • December 31, 2020
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:01 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Abe escapes charges but creates political problems for Suga

  • December 30, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Public support for Suga Cabinet drops 32 points in three months, Nikkei poll

  • December 29, 2020
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Voters trust governors over Suga in battle against virus, Asahi poll

  • December 30, 2020
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:17 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Foreign technical trainee deaths increased significantly in 2019

  • December 31, 2020
  • , Akahata , p. 15
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

What do the new coronavirus strains mean for a return to normality?

  • December 30, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Dec. 30, 2020)

  • December 31, 2020
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Infographic: 231,935 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Dec. 30, 2020)

  • December 30, 2020
  • , NHK digital , 11:02 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Over 3,800 people tested positive for COVID-19 nationwide on Wednesday  

  • December 31, 2020
  • , All national papers
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