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  • April 14, 2020
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NHK gave top play to a report that requests for businesses to close under the state of emergency took effect today in Chiba, Osaka, and Fukuoka prefectures. Most commercial networks led with reports that 91 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Tokyo on Monday, bringing the total to 2,158. Fuji TV gave top play to a report that a member of LDP lawmaker Toshimitsu Funahashi’s family has tested positive for the new coronavirus.


Top stories in national dailies included calls by the seven prefectures placed under a state of emergency for businesses to close to combat the coronavirus (Yomiuri), 92 coronavirus cases at a Tokyo hospital (Mainichi), a plan by the GOJ to ask railway service operators to end train service earlier (Sankei), survey results showing that 30% of company presidents think the state of emergency will continue for three months (Nikkei), and SoftBank Group’s forecast that it will lose 1.3 trillion yen ($12 billion) on its investments (Asahi).

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