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  • June 8, 2020
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NHK, NTV, TBS gave top play to reports that 6 of the 14 new COVID-19 cases in Tokyo on Sunday were connected to entertainment establishments, saying that Tokyo Governor Koike and Economic and Fiscal Policy Minister Nishimura have decided to urge people working at nightclubs and similar establishments to regularly undergo PCR testing. TV Asahi led with a report that the number of people out and about in Shinjuku and Ginza on Sunday rose to about 70% of the number before the coronavirus outbreak. Fuji TV gave top coverage to a report on record rainfall in some parts of the Tokyo metropolitan area on Saturday.


Front-page items in national papers included a report on COVID-19 cluster infections at hospitals, rallies held over the weekend in the U.S. and around the world to protest the death of an African-American man in Minneapolis police custody, the results of public opinion polls pointing to a drop in public support for the Abe administration, and growing moves among Japanese companies to make teleworking a regular practice.

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