February 8, 2021

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • February 8, 2021
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HEADLINES

Morning news

  • February 8, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: Biden to test allies with more coordinated approach to China

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

INTERNATIONAL

Wary of China, European nations dispatch military vessels to Asia

  • February 8, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 3
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INTERNATIONAL

Biden reviews US global military presence with eye on China

  • February 7, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 0:14 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Expert: Biden administration will adopt clear-cut policy toward China

  • February 5, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 7
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INTERNATIONAL

Key North Korea factory shuts down from COVID-19 parts shortage

  • February 8, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:07 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

North Korea goes missing from Biden’s big foreign policy speech

  • February 6, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:58 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Intl community must call on Russia to release Kremlin critic Navalny

  • February 6, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 1:10 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

President Biden delivers foreign policy speech at State Department

  • February 6, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL

China reacts to President Biden’s foreign policy speech

  • February 7, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
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INTERNATIONAL

U.S. reportedly sounds out Japan, Australia, India on Quad summit

  • February 7, 2021
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL

Secretary Blinken presses China over human rights violations

  • February 6, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL

LDP launches project team on Taiwan

  • February 6, 2021
  • , Nikkei
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

LDP adopts motion condemning coup in Myanmar

  • February 7, 2021
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL

Thousands march in Tokyo to oppose coup in Myanmar

  • February 8, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
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INTERNATIONAL

Chinese ships enter Japanese waters for first time under new coast guard law

  • February 7, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL

Prime Minister Suga vows to advance peace treaty talks with Russia

  • February 8, 2021
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ECONOMY

Japanese govt considers new system to decarbonize electricity sector

  • February 8, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:01 p.m.
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ECONOMY

EXCLUSIVE: Wind power generation in Fukushima to be tripled

  • February 6, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 6:56 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Japan to support procurement of renewable energy electricity

  • February 5, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 5:56 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Japan’s GPIF posts Oct.-Dec. profit of over 10 t. yen

  • February 5, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:52 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

BOJ tops pension whale as Japan’s largest stockholder

  • February 6, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:00 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan FSA banks on AI to bust money laundering

  • February 7, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 4:16 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Aid plan needed to help hardest hit ride out state of emergency

  • February 8, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:05 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Attention to budget brands vital in mobile phone rate reform

  • February 8, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 2:08 p.m.
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ECONOMY

Third of Japan companies fear Brexit will hurt business, Nikkei survey

  • February 6, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:01 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Ex-Nigerian finance minister likely to become WTO head with U.S. support 

  • February 7, 2021
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ECONOMY

ECONOMY

Japan’s 2020 food exports hit record high for eighth consecutive year  

  • February 6, 2021
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SECURITY

Patrol ship to be deployed to Ogasawara Islands

  • February 8, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD
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SECURITY

Fire at Kitafuji training field caused by U.S. firing drills: MOD

  • February 6, 2021
  • , Akahata , p. 15
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SECURITY

LDP’s Ishiba on Henoko: There is precedent for joint use of U.S. military base

  • February 5, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times , p. 2
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SECURITY

Police to get ability to immediately examine suspicious drones

  • February 7, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:37 p.m.
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SECURITY

U.S. Navy destroyer passes through Taiwan Strait 

  • February 6, 2021
  • , Sankei
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POLITICS

Kono’s Twitter followers reach 2.263 million, exceeding former PM Abe’s

  • February 8, 2021
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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POLITICS

GOJ heaves sigh of relief over outcome of Okinawa municipality election

  • February 8, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Feb. 7, 2021

  • February 8, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Feb. 6, 2021

  • February 7, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Feb. 5, 2021

  • February 6, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for Feb. 8-14

  • February 7, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 1:36 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Gist of interpellations at Lower House budget committee meeting, Feb. 5, 2021

  • February 6, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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POLITICS

Editorial: Suga’s handling of scandal involving his son test of his leadership

  • February 6, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:23 p.m.
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POLITICS

Bumps ahead for main opposition CDPJ on its road to seize power in Japan

  • February 7, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 4:37 p.m.
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POLITICS

Commentary: Bank of Japan policy hurts sustainable finance

  • February 7, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
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OPINION POLLS

OPINION POLLS

Suga Cabinet’s approval rating flat at 39%, Yomiuri poll

  • February 8, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 1:40 p.m.
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OPINION POLLS

Holding of Tokyo Games wanted by 36% in Japan poll, while 28% want it canceled, Yomiuri poll

  • February 8, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 2:19 p.m.
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OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Yomiuri Shimbun

  • February 8, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 19
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OPINION POLLS

Nearly 60% think Mori unfit in role of Tokyo Olympic chief, Kyodo News poll

  • February 7, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 9:57 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Kyodo News opinion poll & results from Tokyo Shimbun

  • February 8, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 20
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OPINION POLLS

Cabinet support remains flat at 39% 

  • February 8, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
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SCIENCE

EU approves coronavirus vaccine exports to Japan

  • February 7, 2021
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
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SCIENCE

AstraZeneca files for coronavirus vaccine approval in Japan

  • February 6, 2021
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SCIENCE

GOJ may lift COVID-19 state of emergency for Aichi, Gifu

  • February 6, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
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SOCIETY

GOJ to approve Pfizer vaccine on Feb. 15

  • February 7, 2021
  • , Kyodo
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SOCIETY

Editorial: Japanese government must reflect seriously on leaving COCOA glitch unfixed

  • February 7, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:52 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Letters to our former selves; what survivors of 3/11 wrote

  • February 7, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:05 p.m.
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SOCIETY

Editorial: Mori’s thoughtless words on women unbecoming for Tokyo Games chief

  • February 6, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 1:42 p.m.
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SOCIETY

Cartoon: Will Mori’s presidency go up in flames?

  • February 7, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
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SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Feb. 7, 2021)

  • February 8, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
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SOCIETY

Infographic: 406,274 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Feb. 7, 2021)

  • February 7, 2021
  • , NHK digital , 8:55 p.m.
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SOCIETY

Criticism of Tokyo Olympics chief Mori’s remarks continues 

  • February 6, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri
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SOCIETY

Foreign embassies tweet on gender equality in response to Mori’s remarks 

  • February 7, 2021
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Nikkei, Sankei
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SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Embassy tweets backing gender equality spread after Mori’s remarks

  • February 6, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 4:12 p.m.
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