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  • May 27, 2020
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NHK gave top play to a report that although izakaya drinking establishments in Tokyo were allowed to operate until 10 p.m. following the lifting of the state of emergency on Monday, there were still not many people out and about in entertainment districts in Tokyo last night. TBS and TV Asahi gave top coverage to reports that many businesses in Tokyo reopened on Tuesday. NTV and Fuji TV led with reports that TV personality Yuya Tegoshi will suspend his show business activities after admitting to participating in drinking parties in April and May while the nation was under a state of emergency.


Top stories in national dailies included a GOJ plan to increase the number of elementary and junior high school teachers by 3,100 in regions at high risk of coronavirus infection so that students can receive instruction in smaller classes (Mainichi), survey results showing that 50 of the 98 major firms surveyed are using or considering using government subsidies to make employment adjustments in response to deteriorating business performance due to the coronavirus (Nikkei), a GOJ plan to call on its affiliated organizations to avoid the use of telecommunications devices made by Huawei and other Chinese companies (Yomiuri), the Trump administration’s plan to sell 18 MK-48 torpedoes to Taiwan to support its submarine construction (Sankei), and obstacles to tracking down perpetrators of online bullying (Asahi).

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