August 20, 2021

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • August 20, 2021
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HEADLINES

Morning news   

  • August 20, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL

DOS official clarifies President Biden’s remark on Taiwan

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , NHK
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INTERNATIONAL

U.S. asked Japan to deploy SDF to Afghanistan

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Fuji TV
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INTERNATIONAL

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Andy Li pleads guilty

  • August 19, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 9:42 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Taliban’s pledge to govern fairly cannot be taken at face value

  • August 20, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 12:55 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Opinion: Japan, Taiwan shared deep emotion through Tokyo Olympics

  • August 19, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 6
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INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Science labs are the new front line of competition with a rising China

  • August 20, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:55 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Cartoon: Raising the white flag

  • August 18, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
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INTERNATIONAL

G7 affirms need for safe passage out of Afghanistan 

  • August 20, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL

ECONOMY

IAEA to start review of Fukushima water release in Sept.

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 0:00 a.m.
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ECONOMY

Exports of Fukushima farm products on recovery, overcoming radiation rumors

  • August 19, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 9:03 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

ECONOMY

Shionogi plans clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine in Southeast Asia

  • August 19, 2021
  • , Sankei , Lead story
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ECONOMY

Japan panel calls for steps against tax evasion by IT giants

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 0:00 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

ECONOMY

Japanese government gives teeth to revised Whistleblower Protection Law

  • August 19, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:45 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Will power generation with ammonia play a leading role in decarbonization?

  • August 20, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:58 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Objects that fell off U.S. military aircraft larger than initially described

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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SECURITY

New SDF missile unit to be deployed on main island of Okinawa

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo
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SECURITY

SECURITY

Chaotic Afghan exit compels Japan to rethink reliance on U.S. security

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 4:23 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

JCG to deploy largest-class patrol ship to Ishigaki office

  • August 19, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 4:22 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan to seek over 5.4 trillion-yen defense budget

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on August 19, 2021

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

Kishida signals eagerness to run in LDP leadership race

  • August 19, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:58 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japan may hold Lower House Election without dissolution

  • August 19, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 11:23 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Suga on the ropes: Japan mayoral race bellwether for re-election bid

  • August 19, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:01 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Deputy CCS Sugita hospitalized for medical checkup

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

Harassment of female candidates by voters

  • August 8, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 7
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SCIENCE

JAXA plans to collect sample from Martian moon

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

SCIENCE

State of emergency to expand to cover 13 prefectures  

  • August 20, 2021
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SCIENCE

Japan prepares to give COVID-19 booster shots to medical workers 

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
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SCIENCE

IAEA to review plan to discharge Fukushima water

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
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SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Fake COVID-origin news floods China as officials turn blind eye

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:10 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

29 People in Japan to receive aid over vaccine health damage

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 2:05 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Tokyo medical institute to start COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in 2022

  • August 19, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 3
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SOCIETY

40 prefectures now at ‘explosive growth’ in new virus infections

  • August 19, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 4:15 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

95% of Paralympic programs in Japan affected by COVID-19 spike

  • August 19, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 9:21 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan to release details about Lambda variant infections

  • August 19, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:53 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Infographic: Trend in new COVID-19 cases nationwide

  • August 19, 2021
  • , NHK digital , 7:48 p.m.
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SOCIETY

Infographic: Five COVID-19 indicators for 29 key prefectures (Aug. 18, 2021)

  • August 19, 2021
  • , NHK digital , 4:27 p.m.
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SOCIETY

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

  • August 20, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
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SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Editorial: Industries hard-hit by pandemic need sufficient policy support

  • August 19, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:47 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Interviews of Musashi warship crew members posted online

  • August 19, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:40 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Emperor to attend opening ceremony for Paralympics

  • August 20, 2021
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