August 2, 2021

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • August 2, 2021
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

HEADLINES

Morning news 

  • August 2, 2021
  • , All national papers , All TV networks
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

A-bomb survivors play “profound role” in COVID pandemic: U.S. scholar

  • August 2, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 7:06 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

U.S., China and Russia plan Arctic research to regulate fishing

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 4:08 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Austin shores up vital US-Philippine ties on Southeast Asia trip

  • July 31, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 9:19 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Vaccines from Japan arrive in Sri Lanka

  • August 1, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD , 7:41 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan inks $8 mil. in aid to Mongolia over COVID-19

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 11:13 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: The U.S.-China downward spiral will only get worse

  • July 30, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: China’s tech firms in danger of becoming tools of Communist Party

  • August 2, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:13 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

North Korean economy shrinks 4.5%, worst slump under Kim Jong Un

  • July 31, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 0:52 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

N. Korean leader Kim’s sister raps U.S.-South Korea military drills

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 9:28 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Vice President Harris to visit Southeast Asia

  • August 1, 2021
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Japanese diplomat recalled from South Korea

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Japan’s ODA increases sharply

  • August 2, 2021
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

FM Motegi to participate virtually in ASEAN conference

  • July 31, 2021
  • , All national papers
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INTERNATIONAL

ECONOMY

JAEA resumes operation of next-generation nuclear reactor

  • July 31, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 27
  • JMH Translation

ECONOMY

Japanese banks participate in Russian LNG project in Arctic

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Mainichi , p. 7
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ECONOMY

Feature: Japan firms worried about business impact as Myanmar unrest grows

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 12:59 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Chinese ships spotted near Senkakus for fifth consecutive day

  • August 2, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 22
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Diet rarely discusses cyberdefense

  • July 28, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

ASDF scrambles against Russians increased in June

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Japan, U.S. airborne troops conduct first joint parachute jump training overseas

  • August 2, 2021
  • , Sankei , Lead story
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Chinese coast guard ships leave for North Pacific Ocean for patrol

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 11:51 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Demand for cyber insurance on rise in Japan

  • July 31, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 5:54 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

U.S., Japanese defense ministers hold teleconference

  • July 31, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Okinawa retracts permit for coral reef transplantation

  • July 31, 2021
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Japanese paratroopers conduct training in Guam

  • July 31, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Aug. 1, 2021

  • August 2, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on July 31, 2021

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on July 30, 2021

  • July 31, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

POLITICS

Main events scheduled for Aug. 2-8

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 12:29 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

POLITICS

Commentary: Lessons from ‘two Nixon shocks’ of 1971 still valid for Japan

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 10:15 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Aug. 22 Yokohama mayoral election drawing keen attention

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 12:37 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

LDP Chief term to sway election timing: Suga

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:11 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Expert panel head warns PM of coronavirus crisis

  • July 30, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD , 8:24 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Unfounded optimism about pandemic making things worse

  • July 31, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:39 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japan’s ex-PM abe to be reinvestigated over scandal

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 8:01 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Reinvestigation into Abe scandal should address citizens’ concerns

  • August 1, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 5:15 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

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

  • August 2, 2021
  • , Saitama University Social Survey Research Center
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Highlights of July 2021 Jiji Press Public Opinion Poll

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Jiji Press Public Opinion Poll Bulletin , [No. 1670] – pp. 8–11
  • JMH Translation

SCIENCE

Additional 17 people involved with Games test positive for COVID-19

  • August 2, 2021
  • , TBS, TV Asahi
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Japan’s government to study hydrogen storage at airports

  • August 1, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 2:02 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

MOE to postpone decision on carbon pricing

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

SCIENCE

TEPCO to raise fish in treated radioactive water

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:02 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

METI to promote energy efficiency at large-scale data centers

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

SCIENCE

Japan space center joins push to settle Mars and beyond

  • August 2, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 0:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan’s JGC and Cosmo to begin jet biofuel production in 2025

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:01 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japanese private rocket launched successfully

  • July 31, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 9:57 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

JAXA seeks to recruit, nurture more female workers

  • July 26, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 23
  • JMH Translation

SCIENCE

Tokyo’s daily COVID-19 tally hits 4,000 for first time 

  • August 1, 2021
  • , All national papers
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SCIENCE

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

More people infected with COVID-19 at home  

  • July 31, 2021
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

Suga rejects view that Olympics triggered COVID-19 resurgence 

  • August 2, 2021
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SOCIETY

Air Force base worker in Okinawa arrested for alleged attempted forcible intercourse

  • July 31, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Belarusian sprinter seeks protection at Haneda Airport

  • August 2, 2021
  • , NHK, NTV, TBS, TV Asahi
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Japan’s COVID test bureaucracy leaves returning citizens stranded

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 0:41 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Crown Prince Akishino to attend Olympics closing ceremony

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 8:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Olympic athletes pained by online bashing, mental health care sought

  • July 31, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 3:05 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Tokyo Olympics CEO says COVID cases at Olympics “within expectations”

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 5:49 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Expert calls for talks to establish lockdown law in Japan

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 3:27 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Young people told to get shots that are largely unavailable

  • July 30, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Infographic: Five COVID-19 indicators for 11 key prefectures (July 29, 2021)

  • July 30, 2021
  • , NHK digital , 11:09 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Aug. 1, 2021)

  • August 2, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , P. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Olympic volunteers voice dismay over way event is run

  • August 1, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:40 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Athletes getting a raw deal as Games pass midway point

  • August 2, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:44 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan governors seek restraints on travel in summer

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 9:56 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan starts vaccinating returnees against coronavirus

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 11:45 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan expands COVID emergency as experts debate Olympic factor

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 8:00 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Olympics must not be blamed for people letting their guard down

  • July 31, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Consulate General Naha public affairs staff member featured in exchange gathering

  • July 29, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times , p. 23
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Hiroshima Declaration to call for consensus on nuke abolition

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 7:03 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Tokyo Olympics not to observe moment of silence for A-bomb victims

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 9:29 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Life expectancy hits record high again for Japanese men, women

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 5:55 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Take thorough precautions to protect children from coronavirus infection

  • August 1, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 2:13 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Cartoon: Tottering

  • August 1, 2021
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 15
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Two athletes stripped of Olympic credentials for violating playbook

  • August 1, 2021
  • , All national papers
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SOCIETY

Prosecutors admit Yokohama agents falsely indicted for illegal export

  • July 31, 2021
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EDUCATION

Japan scraps plan to use private English tests for unified exam

  • July 30, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 5:47 p.m.
  • English Press

EDUCATION

Editorial: Entrance exam reform doomed by failure to listen to test-takers, schools

  • August 2, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 2:07 p.m.
  • English Press
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