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  • October 30, 2020
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Broadcasters led with reports that tomorrow marks the first anniversary of the fire that practically destroyed Shuri Castle in Okinawa (NHK) and the arrest of actor Kentaro Ito in connection with a hit-and-run accident on Wednesday (NTV, TBS, Fuji TV, TV Asahi).  

 

Major front-page items in national papers included reports on the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Japan exceeding 100,000 yesterday, the conclusion of the Chinese Communist Party’s annual conclave on Thursday, a GOJ plan to continue giving companies subsidies to help them retain employees in view of the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19, and a GSDF plan to hold an exercise involving almost all of its personnel next year to prepare for the possibility of a contingency between China and Taiwan.   

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