February 18, 2021

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  • February 18, 2021
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HEADLINES

Morning news 

  • February 18, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary – Biden’s Asia strategy: ‘Personnel is policy’

  • February 17, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Are South Korea’s “progressives” truly moving toward liberalism?

  • February 14, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 8
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

N. Korea changes Kim’s English title from “chairman” to “president”

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 10:41 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Analysis: Biden gives Xi a New Year’s gift — time

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:52 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: Myanmar poses the question: democracy or geopolitics?

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:30 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Cartoon: U.S. and China agree on Tokyo Games

  • February 14, 2021
  • , Mainichi , p. 2
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INTERNATIONAL

Quad foreign ministers to hold online meeting today 

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Nikkei
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INTERNATIONAL

ECONOMY

SoftBank intensifies mobile price war to match rival KDDI

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:03 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan FTC warns IT giants of possible law violation in digital ad mart

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:22 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Steel industry sets 2050 target for net zero CO2 emissions

  • February 17, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:00 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Visitors to Japan plunge 98 pct in Jan.

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 6:24 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan logs trade deficit of 324 b. yen for Jan.

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 9:06 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan Jan. exports up for 2nd straight month

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 12:11 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Government is being reckless in extending lives of aging reactors

  • February 18, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 12:56 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

EXCLUSIVE: Japan eyes basic policy to help airlines

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 1:28 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Idemitsu to enter ultracompact electric vehicle market

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:51 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s core machinery orders up 5.2 pct in Dec.

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 12:46 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japanese whisky standards to take effect April 1

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:05 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japanese executives charged with defrauding U.S. navy

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 1:44 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Suga defends U.S. military’s low-altitude flight training in Okinawa

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

U.S. military set to relocate graves from MCAS Futenma

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Japan and U.S. agree on 1-year cost-sharing deal for hosting troops

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:54 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

SECURITY

Japan, U.S. agree 1-year cost-sharing deal for hosting U.S. forces

  • February 18, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 2:02 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan on high alert after 2nd day of China Coast Guard incursions

  • February 17, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:49 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Aegis Ashore alternative only available for a third of the year

  • February 17, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:43 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan and U.S. reach agreement on cost of hosting American troops

  • February 17, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SECURITY

MSDF sub crew’s failure to check blind spot probed as collision cause

  • February 17, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:50 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Chinese ships sighted near Senkakus for fifth consecutive day

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

North Korea ramps up ransomware attacks in hunt for cash

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:08 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

U.S., Japan agree on cost-sharing deal for hosting U.S. forces in FY2021 

  • February 18, 2021
  • , All national papers
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POLITICS

Strength of in-house groups in House of Representatives

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

METI starts discussions on carbon pricing

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 11:45 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Feb. 17, 2021

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Gist of interpellations at Lower House budget committee meeting, Feb. 17, 2021

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 6
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POLITICS

PM Suga holds talks with BOJ’s Kuroda

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 2:22 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Lawmaker quits LDP for bar visit under virus emergency

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 9:13 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Personal information may have leaked from Japan Pension Service: CDPJ Nagatsuma

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 6
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POLITICS

Suga receives 5 m. yen from company related to 1st son

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:51 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

U.S. to contribute more than 21 billion yen to WHO

  • February 18, 2021
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Japan starts administering COVID-19 vaccines

  • February 18, 2021
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SCIENCE

SOCIETY

Japan’s first COVID-19 vaccine center opens in Chiba

  • February 18, 2021
  • , TBS
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SOCIETY

GOJ to forgo lifting state of emergency this week

  • February 18, 2021
  • , TV Asahi
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Editorial: Disclosing information is key to eliminating anxiety over COVID-19 vaccinations

  • February 18, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:20 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Illegal drugs seized by Japan customs down 43 pct in 2020

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:09 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan govt tallying COVID-19 cases manually

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 6:01 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Government must have proper plan in place for vaccine rollout

  • February 17, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:38 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

10 years on: Farm, fisheries output recovers in disaster-hit Miyagi, Iwate

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:30 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Japan must use Mori’s resignation to change outdated thinking

  • February 17, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:07 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Feb. 17, 2021)

  • February 18, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Infographic: 421,211 persons in Japan confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 (Feb. 17, 2021)

  • February 17, 2021
  • , NHK digital , 11:17 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Panel to nominate Olympic minister Hashimoto for Tokyo Games chief

  • February 18, 2021
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SOCIETY

Shimane Prefecture may cancel participation in Olympic torch relay

  • February 18, 2021
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