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  • May 20, 2020
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Fuji TV led with a report that the GOJ has decided to lift the state of emergency for Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo tomorrow, adding that there is a growing view that the GOJ will forgo lifting it for the other remaining prefectures since Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Hokkaido have yet to meet the government targets. The network quoted a senior GOJ official as saying, however, that there is still a possibility that the state of emergency will be lifted for Tokyo tomorrow, adding that the GOJ will closely monitor the number of new cases and healthcare capacity up until the last minute. TBS gave top play to a report that many governors voiced concern at a meeting of the National Governors’ Association this morning that people may let down their guard as a result of the lifting of the state of emergency for Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo tomorrow. TV Asahi led with a report that the Japan High School Baseball Federation is expected to decide this afternoon whether to cancel the National High School Baseball Championship scheduled to begin in August in view of the coronavirus outbreak. NHK gave top play to a report on a fire that broke out in a house in Nara this morning, saying that the bodies of five people were found there. NTV gave top play to an update on the campaign scandal involving former Justice Minister Kawai and his wife Anri Kawai.

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