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  • January 15, 2020
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All networks gave top coverage to reports that a man has barricaded himself inside a shipping company building in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, with a female employee as a hostage since Tuesday afternoon.

 

Top stories in national dailies included the U.S. Treasury Department’s removal of China from its designation as a currency manipulator (Sankei), a 13% decline in exports from China to the U.S. in 2019 (Nikkei), a fresh arrest warrant issued to Lower House member Akimoto for allegedly receiving more money from a Chinese gambling operator (Asahi, Mainichi), and a GOJ plan to enact a new law to penalize the smuggling of wagyu cattle sperm and embryos (Yomiuri).

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