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  • May 19, 2020
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NTV, Fuji TV, and TV Asahi led with reports that 10 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Tokyo and 31 nationwide on Monday. NHK gave top play to a report that the MHLW released revised guidelines for COVID-19 treatment saying that preventing blood clots is a key to preventing patients from becoming seriously ill. TBS led with the forecast for heavy rain in the Kanto region this morning.


Top stories in national dailies included the decision by the GOJ and the ruling coalition to give up on seeking the passage of a controversial bill to raise the retirement age for prosecutors during the current Diet session (Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri), China’s pledge of $2 billion for the WHO at the World Health Assembly (Sankei), and Softbank’s decision to raise $11.5 by selling its Alibaba stocks (Nikkei).

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