April 20, 2021

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • April 20, 2021
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

HEADLINES

Morning news 

  • April 20, 2021
  • , All national papers , All TV networks
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INTERNATIONAL

U.S. to expand travel ban to almost 80% of nations

  • April 20, 2021
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Mondale dies at 93

  • April 20, 2021
  • , NHK, TBS
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INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Japan’s China strategy will be tested

  • April 18, 2021
  • , Mainichi , p. 5
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INTERNATIONAL

What happened to Abe’s promise? No mention of auto tariffs during Japan-U.S. Summit

  • April 18, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , 10:17 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

Taiwan envoy hopes Japan plays greater role in regional stability

  • April 19, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 10:35 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Former asst. chief cabinet secretary Kanehara: “Involve ROK in Quad”

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

Abductee family association issues statement on Japan-U.S. summit

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 29
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INTERNATIONAL

Long view is needed to compete with China: Keio prof Toshihiro Nakayama

  • April 19, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 4
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan should show its own views: Tomoko Ako, prof. at Tokyo University

  • April 19, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 4
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INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: Japan stands at forefront in competition with China

  • April 18, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 3
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INTERNATIONAL

Japanese journalist arrested in Myanmar for “fake” news

  • April 19, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 7:58 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: Myanmar enters a rapid descent toward its tragic past

  • April 19, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan could trigger chaos

  • April 20, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:16 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Suga comments on summit with President Biden 

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Chinese Foreign Ministry condemns U.S.-Japan summit    

  • April 20, 2021
  • , All national papers
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INTERNATIONAL

ECONOMY

Reallocation of “platinum band” frequency is appropriate: gov’t

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
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ECONOMY

TEPCO chief explains water release plan to Fukushima town mayor

  • April 19, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:38 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

ECONOMY

Fukushima town mayor demands proper compensation from TEPCO

  • April 19, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:56 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Gov’t seeks safety guarantee in Japan’s digital wage payout plan

  • April 19, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 8:07 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

JAXA, 200 other entities come under cyberattack by Chinese hackers

  • April 20, 2021
  • , NHK, TBS, Fuji TV
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Tokyo police suspect Chinese military behind cyberattacks

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:39 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Chinese ships spotted near Senkakus for 66th consecutive day

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 20
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

SDF may provide logistic support in “Taiwan contingency”

  • April 18, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 2
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SECURITY

SECURITY

Tencent-Rakuten deal exposes loophole in Japan investment rules

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:09 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Gov’t launches project team to study foreign capital regulations

  • April 16, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Japan, New Zealand to hold 1st joint defense exercise

  • April 19, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 7:55 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Utilities to share information about anti-terrorism measures at nuke plants

  • April 16, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 31
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on April 19, 2021

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Pfizer wanted to negotiate with Suga, not vaccine czar Kono

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 12:07 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

LDP lawmaker: Vaccinations may be complete in 2022

  • April 19, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga needs to be aware Biden’s policy places U.S. economy 1st to counter China

  • April 19, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 4:53 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

LDP’s Nikai supports “stating Japan’s views”

  • April 19, 2021
  • , Asahi digital , 8:45 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

POLITICS

OPINION POLLS

Trend in five-poll average Cabinet support rate and Cabinet support rate in Social Survey Research Center poll

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Saitama University Social Survey Research Center
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

65% say Japan should value U.S. most, Mainichi mobile phone–based poll

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Mainichi , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Mainichi Shimbun

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Mainichi , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Three out of five approve of Suga’s U.S. visit

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Japan to roll out ambitious climate target: Suga

  • April 19, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:44 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan vows support for success of U.N. climate talks

  • April 19, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:07 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Riken, others develop 5-minute coronavirus test tech

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 6:20 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan group develops multi-variant detector

  • April 19, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

SCIENCE

School opens in Sendai to train drone operators

  • April 19, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

SCIENCE

SOCIETY

Japan tightens rules on COVID-19 test certificates for travelers

  • April 19, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 9:09 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Opposition says deportation bill will put people’s lives in danger

  • April 19, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:45 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

25 pct of Japan medical workers get 1st vaccine shots

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 1:04 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan mulls letting dentists administer COVID-19 vaccines

  • April 19, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 2:15 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

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

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Anti-Olympic protesters increasingly distrustful of NHK

  • April 19, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 5:05 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Infographic: Five COVID-19 indicators for 12 key prefectures (April 18, 2021)

  • April 19, 2021
  • , NHK digital , 9:33 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

New agency intended to put Japan’s child policies under one roof

  • April 19, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

The significance of Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters victory

  • April 20, 2021
  • , Japan Forward
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Osaka to call for reimposition of state of emergency  

  • April 20, 2021
  • , All national papers
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SOCIETY

Suga stresses availability of enough doses of COVID-19 vaccine by autumn 

  • April 20, 2021
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EDUCATION

Majority of new history textbooks mention comfort women

  • March 31, 2021
  • , Sankei , Lead
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