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  • August 6, 2020
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NHK gave top coverage to a report saying governors are split between those calling on people to refrain from traveling across prefectural borders during the Obon holidays next week, and those welcoming people to return to their hometowns. Fuji TV led with a report that the governor of Aichi declared a state of emergency for his prefecture yesterday, calling on people to avoid nonessential outings and traveling across prefectural borders during the Obon holidays. TV Asahi reported that Chairman Omi of the GOJ subcommittee on COVID-19 advised at a press conference yesterday that people should refrain from returning to their hometowns if it would be difficult for them to avoid the “Three Cs” and take thorough preventive measures during the holidays. TBS led with a report that 263 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Tokyo yesterday, saying the number of people hospitalized in Tokyo reached 1,475, the highest figure since May 12. NTV led with a report that the temperature in the Tokyo area reached 34.2 degrees Celsius yesterday. 

 

Lead stories in national papers included Japan’s plan to host a cyber drill involving the U.S. and nine other countries (Sankei), China’s apparent taking samples of natural resources during maritime research operations conducted off Okinotorishima last month (Sankei), and the annual peace memorial ceremony held in Hiroshima today to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing (Mainichi). 

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