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  • January 16, 2020
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NHK gave top coverage to a report that the U.S and China signed the “phase one” trade deal on Wednesday. NTV led with a follow-up report on the man who was arrested after barricading himself inside a shipping company in Shimane. Other broadcasters led with reports on LDP lawmaker Anri Kawai’s press conference on Wednesday after her office was raided by the Hiroshima prosecutors on suspicion of violating the Public Offices Election Act during the Upper House election last year.


Top stories in national dailies included the election law violation scandal involving Upper House member Anri Kawai and her husband, a plan by Google to phase out its provision of users’ cookie data to third-party companies by 2022 (Nikkei), an Environment Ministry survey finding that polychlorinated biphenyl was detected in 46% of large outdoor facilities nationwide (Yomiuri), a Justice Ministry plan to tighten monitoring of persons freed on bail (Sankei), and the result of a university survey showing that 80% of junior high and high school girls are at risk of becoming amenorrheic (Mainichi).

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