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  • August 26, 2020
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NHK gave top play to a report on the ongoing heatwave in Japan, calling for caution against heatstroke. NTV, TBS, and TV Asahi led with reports that TV personality Moe Yamaguchi tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, and her husband, comedian Yuji Tanaka, will be tested soon. Fuji TV gave top play to a report on a traffic accident in Kobe on Aug. 23.


Top stories in national dailies included the first court hearing for former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai and his wife Anri, during which they pleaded not guilty to charges of vote buying (Asahi, Mainichi); the changing military balance in East Asia (Nikkei); a new GOJ strategy to increase the number of Japanese heading UN specialized agencies (Yomiuri); and a GOJ plan to reconsider whether COVID-19 should be classified as a Category II infectious disease (Sankei).

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