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  • August 21, 2020
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NHK gave top coverage to a report on a meeting of the GOJ coronavirus taskforce advisory subcommittee held this morning, during which the participants discussed how COVID-19 vaccines should be administered after the MHLW obtains them. Fuji TV and TV Asahi led with reports on the heatwave across Japan, adding that 148 people have died of heatstroke in Tokyo alone this month. NTV gave top coverage to a report that shogi player Sota Fujii held a press conference this morning after becoming the youngest player to hold two major titles yesterday. TBS led with a report on the arrest of Lower House member Tsukasa Akimoto for allegedly offering witnesses money to provide false testimony in connection with a casino graft scandal.

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