September 21, 2021

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • September 21, 2021
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

HEADLINES

Morning news

  • September 21, 2021
  • , All national papers , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Kato announces Suga’s visit to Washington from Sept. 23

  • September 21, 2021
  • , NHK
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Confirmation of U.S. envoy to Japan may be delayed

  • September 21, 2021
  • , Jiji Press
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

U.S. to shift in Nov. from travel bans to vaccine proof for visitors

  • September 21, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 8:51 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: What does Xi’s ‘common prosperity’ initiative truly aim for?

  • September 21, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 11:54 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Top Chinese official makes rare appearance at Japan war vigil

  • September 19, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 0:49 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Xi’s potential 2027 transition poses threat to Taiwan: Davidson

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:28 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

China’s CPTPP bid greeted with skepticism and caution

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:17 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan, S. Korea foreign ministers’ meeting could be held this week in New York

  • September 19, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 1:57 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: North Korea tests new weapons, and much more

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

INTERNATIONAL

Taiwan firm donates 1.24 mil. masks to Japan

  • September 18, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 1:26 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

3 LDP candidates eager to meet with N. Korea’s Kim

  • September 20, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 6:49 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Japan welcomes launch of AUKUS 

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Japan takes cautious stance toward China’s interest in joining TPP

  • September 18, 2021
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Motegi to visit New York for UN General Assembly 

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Japan eases quarantine requirements for visitors from certain countries 

  • September 18, 2021
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

ECONOMY

Japan eyes disposal abroad of radioactive plant equipment

  • September 20, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:13 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

TEPCO bungles placement of 100 fire detectors at nuclear plant

  • September 20, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:36 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan fights for lead in advanced chip and EV materials

  • September 21, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:58 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Shimane reactor restart hinges on safe evacuation plan for residents

  • September 20, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:00 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

JSR to acquire U.S. maker of cutting-edge photoresists

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:31 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: For China to join Pacific trade pact, hurdles are high — as they should be

  • September 18, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:39 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Prevent decline of local communities amid falling number of gas stations

  • September 19, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 2:09 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

BOJ still far from 2 pct inflation 5 yrs after novel measure

  • September 20, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 3:23 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

INTERVIEW: 2 pct inflation hard to achieve

  • September 20, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 3:23 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

BOJ expected to keep monetary policy unchanged

  • September 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 3:34 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Asia tries to find its niche amid SpaceX dominance

  • September 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 12:02 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Mitsubishi Estate asks subcontractors to disclose carbon emissions

  • September 17, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:10 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

SECURITY

Former Okinawa government official expresses intention to run in gubernatorial race

  • September 21, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Chinese ships spotted near Senkakus for seventh consecutive day

  • September 21, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 20
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Editorial: Forthcoming cybercrime unit will require greater global cooperation

  • September 20, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 1:57 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

SECURITY

U.S. Navy destroyer transits through strait between China, Taiwan

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 9:05 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Ransomware payments made in half of global attacks

  • September 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

SECURITY

Japan to pay for disposal of wastewater at MCAS Futenma

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Defense Ministry to build two transport ships for island defense

  • September 21, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

LDP leader candidates debate diplomacy, security

  • September 21, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Sept. 20, 2021

  • September 21, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Sept. 19, 2021

  • September 20, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Sept. 18, 2021

  • September 19, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Sept. 17, 2021

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Interview: Noda vows to investigate document-tampering scandal

  • September 20, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 00:21 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Opposition rap heavy media coverage of LDP

  • September 20, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:46 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister hopeful Takaichi willing to deploy U.S. missiles in Japan

  • September 20, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 5:01 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Heated debate among LDP candidates over social security

  • September 19, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:05 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

2 candidates in LDP race uphold nuclear fuel cycle

  • September 19, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 2:37 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: LDP presidential candidates must present strategies to overcome crisis

  • September 19, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 2:24 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Focus: Faction politics wane in LDP leadership race as nat’l vote looms

  • September 19, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 11:53 a.m.
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

POLITICS

Interview: Self-righteous liberals are trapped in their own purist beliefs

  • September 9, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 13
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

LDP parliamentarians’ endorsements of four candidates

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Commentary: From COVID to China’s rise, Japan needs more than a new leader

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:02 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Bleak legacies of Abe and Suga a key test for LDP hopefuls

  • September 18, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 12:25 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

2 men, 2 women kick off election campaigns for LDP presidency

  • September 17, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:20 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Kono tops Kyodo poll of LDP members as most fit to be Japan PM

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 10:51 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Vaccine czar Kono most popular leadership candidate among Japan ruling party’s rank and file

  • September 20, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:43 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: LDP candidates should debate policies based on national vision

  • September 18, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 1:06 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

LDP’s Kono, Kishida call for summit talks with China

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 11:26 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

All candidates in LDP race want fiscal reform goal put off

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 11:54 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Focus: In LDP race, Kono camp growing vocal in opposition to Abe

  • September 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 7:30 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

3 LDP presidential candidates positive on law for lockdown

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 2:11 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Commentary: Why Shinzo Abe is backing a little-known hawk

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

POLITICS

LDP contenders put China in crosshairs in bid to win votes

  • September 20, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

POLITICS

LDP leadership contender Sanae Takaichi holds rare talks with Taiwan president

  • September 20, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

POLITICS

Main events scheduled for Sept. 20-26

  • September 17, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 10:46 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Commentary: Japan’s Digital Agency debut marred by Suga’s waning clout

  • September 19, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 12:03 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japan’s ruling LDP to elect its new leader: 5 things to know

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 12:00 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japan’s LDP leadership race offers rare diversity of views

  • September 17, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:25 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

LDP presidential race candidates each select election headquarters chief

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

LDP bigwig Wataru Takeshita dies at 74

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 3:27 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Four candidates vying for LDP presidency 

  • September 18, 2021
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Opinion polls: Public sees Kono as most fit to be LDP leader 

  • September 19, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Poll shows majority support Suga’s departure 

  • September 19, 2021
  • , Mainichi
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Diet to convene in early October to elect new prime minister 

  • September 18, 2021
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

OPINION POLLS

OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Mainichi Shimbun

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

OPINION POLLS

Infographics from Sankei-FNN joint public opinion poll

  • September 21, 2021
  • , Sankei , pp. 3, 5
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Sankei Shimbun

  • September 21, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

Kono most favored for next LDP leader, Jiji poll

  • September 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 5:10 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Majority believe Japan needs lockdown law, Jiji poll

  • September 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:59 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Okinawa governor welcomes U.S.-Japan agreement on Futenma water

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

SCIENCE

Japan’s record altitude marked for hybrid rocket

  • September 19, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 1:41 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Suga voices determination for successful COP26

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 1:02 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Epidemic curve turns downward in Tokyo and other areas

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Booster shots to be administered beginning in December

  • September 18, 2021
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Vaccine passports to be issued online

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Infographic: Elderly as a percentage of Japan’s total population

  • September 20, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Special exhibit shows Japan-Taiwan human rights ties

  • September 20, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:36 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

2,544 people involved in cannabis cases in Japan in 1st half

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 00:16 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Wealthy motorists turn to luxury car imports despite pandemic

  • September 21, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:30 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Justice minister failing to deal with death of Sri Lankan detainee

  • September 17, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 12:50 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan firms to jointly develop human rights app for foreign workers

  • September 20, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 5:54 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Experts reach out to Japanese youths to debunk COVID-19 vaccine myths

  • September 20, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

COVID-19 in focus as LDP hopefuls make their case in wide-ranging debate

  • September 18, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

COVID-19 cases among kids rise sharply due to vaccine policy

  • September 19, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:55 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Infographic: Five COVID-19 indicators for 27 key prefectures (Sept. 16, 2021)

  • September 17, 2021
  • , NHK digital , 7:19 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Infographic: Status of gov’t indicators for COVID-19 in Tokyo (Sept. 20, 2021)

  • September 21, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Infographic – Cumulative total no. of COVID-19 cases in Japan (Sept. 20, 2021): 1,680,028

  • September 20, 2021
  • , NHK digital , 6:59 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

GOJ aims to dispose of a portion of nuclear waste overseas

  • September 20, 2021
  • , Asahi
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Almost three out of ten Japanese are over 65

  • September 20, 2021
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

EDUCATION

Japan remains slow to open borders to foreign students

  • September 18, 2021
  • , Yomiuri evening edition
  • JMH Summary
  • COVID-19
  • OPINION POLLS
  • Trending Japan