January 4, 2021

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • January 4, 2021
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

HEADLINES

Morning news 

  • January 4, 2021
  • , All national papers , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Chinese bids on Pacific cable raise alarm in U.S. and Australia

  • January 3, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:02 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

China’s Thousand Talents Plan lured at least 44 Japanese researchers

  • January 2, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:51 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

China gives Japanese researchers more funds than they can spend

  • January 2, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 5:42 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

China using network of researchers to recruit foreign personnel

  • January 3, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 4:20 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

China boosts science, technology budget to nearly 7 times Japan’s

  • January 2, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 2:20 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

German defense minister: Greater security presence eyed for Indo-Pacific

  • December 31, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 5:27 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: In a world turned upside down, Japan will muddle through

  • January 1, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: I beg your ‘pardon,’ Mr. Trump

  • January 2, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Congress behind U.S. increasing pressure over 1989 security talks with Japan

  • January 2, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:52 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Chinese foreign minister urges U.S. to resume dialogue 

  • January 3, 2021
  • , Sankei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

ECONOMY

ECONOMY

Interview with Yokohama Mayor Hayashi: IR increases tax revenue

  • January 3, 2021
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

ECONOMY

Keidanren head seeks new value via digitalization

  • January 1, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 11:00 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

INTERVIEW: Japan biz leader calls for diversity-oriented management

  • January 1, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 12:30 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

More time needed for 5G services to spread across Japan

  • January 3, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 11:00 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

$7bn plan for new Japan undersea tunnel warms up after years on ice

  • January 3, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:21 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

80% of major Japanese companies predict moderate economic recovery in 2021

  • January 3, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Japanese drug firm sees drastic increase in suspicious accesses to systems

  • January 4, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:45 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

CCS Kato: Okinawa promotion budget figure unrelated to prefectural stance on issues

  • January 1, 2021
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Minister of State for Okinawa Taro Kono: Make the most of Camp Kinser site

  • January 1, 2021
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

4 Chinese ships observed off Japan’s Senkaku Islands for 1st time this year

  • January 3, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:07 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan aims to deploy unmanned fighter jets in 2035

  • January 1, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:04 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Principal battles complacency over falling U.S. parts in Okinawa

  • January 3, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Okinawa’s “central bank” building during U.S. rule to be demolished

  • January 3, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:00 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan aims to deploy unmanned fighter jets in 2035

  • January 1, 2021
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Jan. 3, 2021

  • January 4, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Decarbonization will make US-Japan alliance stronger, Koizumi says

  • January 1, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 4:47 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Jan. 1-2, 2021

  • January 3, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 31, 2020

  • January 1, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 10
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for Jan. 4-10

  • January 3, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 12:26 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga to pitch climate talks with U.S. and pick John Kerry counterpart

  • January 1, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:30 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga names Mitsuhiro Teraoka chief aide to bolster policy execution

  • January 1, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:23 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

POLITICS

Suga vows to curb virus, revitalize economy

  • January 1, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD , 12:32 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Can Suga lead beyond September or is he destined to be a short-term PM?

  • January 3, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

POLITICS

Focus: Suga faces make-or-break election year as COVID rages, Olympics loom

  • January 3, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 9:08 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Political rivalries revived amid Nikai faction’s ascendency

  • January 2, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 11:10 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Coronavirus brings changes in local elections in Japan

  • January 2, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 12:30 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Digital agency should be control tower for improvement of administration

  • January 2, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:45 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

General election unlikely until late April or beyond

  • January 1, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Japan tapers imports of logs from tropical trees to near zero

  • January 2, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 11:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

China out front in global race to eliminate CO2 emissions

  • January 1, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 11:30 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Tokyo, neighboring prefectures urge GOJ to declare state of emergency

  • January 3, 2021
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Tokyo to ask restaurants to close at 8 p.m.

  • January 4, 2021
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

PM Suga mulls declaring state of emergency later this week

  • January 4, 2021
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Ghosn’s great escape teaches Japan hard lesson on tracking suspects

  • January 4, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 0:18 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Nukes, climate issues, pandemic all call for action and commitment

  • January 1, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 4:50 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

COVID-19 puts a damper on traditional New Year practices

  • January 3, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:10 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Editorial: COVID-19 exposes nation’s shortcomings

  • December 31, 2020
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Expressways in Japan to host more disaster shelter areas

  • January 3, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 2:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Pandemic triggers flight from Tokyo as people work from home

  • January 3, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 11:42 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Focus: Challenges aplenty remain for Tokyo’s pandemic Olympics

  • January 2, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 9:17 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Only 30% of Fukushima residents happy with disaster recovery progress

  • January 1, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 10:06 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

People changing registered gender rising at record pace in Japan

  • January 3, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 6:32 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Uncertainty hijacked media coverage in 2020

  • January 3, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Jan. 3, 2021)

  • January 4, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

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