October 4, 2021

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • October 4, 2021
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HEADLINES

Morning news

  • October 4, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Laos enlists Japan startup for study on digital currency

  • October 3, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:40 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japanese cultural festival opens in Russia

  • October 3, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 11:10 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Kishida to retain foreign and defense ministers with eye on China

  • October 4, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:34 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

U.S., Japan, ROK defense officials affirm trilateral coordination 

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Nikkei evening edition
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

DPRK unresponsive to U.S. overtures 

  • October 3, 2021
  • , Asahi
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Russia to conduct military training in Sea of Japan 

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL

More Afghan allies arrive in Japan 

  • October 3, 2021
  • , All national papers
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ECONOMY

ECONOMY

Cultural Affairs Agency to cover cost of removing pirated materials online

  • October 3, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:28 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s COVID emergency is over. Labor and chip shortages are not

  • October 3, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 0:09 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japanese silicon wafer maker Sumco plans $2bn expansion

  • October 1, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 12:09 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Tankan survey shows improving business mood

  • October 1, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD , 11:48 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan new auto sales up 1.1 pct in April-Sept.

  • October 1, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 7:58 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

2 Japan automakers log U.S. sales slumps on parts shortages

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 1:09 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan new car sales fell 32% year-on-year in Sept.

  • October 1, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD , 9:11 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: TEPCO execs keep heads in the sand on nuclear security issue

  • October 4, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:20 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

China lobbying hard for membership in TPP

  • October 4, 2021
  • , Sankei
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SECURITY

U.S. military F-15 accidentally deploys flare near Kadena

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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SECURITY

“All Okinawa” anti-base group losing influence

  • October 4, 2021
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Chinese ships spotted near Senkakus for 20th consecutive day

  • October 4, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 22
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SECURITY

Police drop charges against Chinese national involved in JAXA cyberattack

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 31
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SECURITY

Japan, US coast guards conduct joint drill

  • October 3, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

SECURITY

U.S. Marine arrested for DUI in Urasoe

  • October 4, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times , p. 27
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

U.S. Marine arrested for DUI in Okinawa City

  • October 3, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times , p. 27
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SECURITY

Media Mix: Netflix drama prompts a new look at SDF bullying

  • October 2, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SECURITY

North Korea test-fires new antiaircraft missile: KCNA

  • October 1, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 11:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Anti-base group stages rally in front of Camp Schwab

  • October 3, 2021
  • , Asahi
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POLITICS

Kishida elected Japan’s 100th prime minister

  • October 4, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD
  • English Press

POLITICS

Kishida decides to hold general election on Oct. 31

  • October 4, 2021
  • , NHK
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Oct 3, 2021

  • October 4, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Oct. 2, 2021

  • October 3, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 6
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Oct 1, 2021

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

POLITICS

Main events scheduled for Oct. 4-10

  • October 1, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 8:56 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Kobayashi to be appointed first economic security minister

  • October 4, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 3
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Rift between LDP and Komeito over diplomacy, security

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

DM Kishi returned to work on Oct. 1 after recovering from illness

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Mainichi , p. 4
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POLITICS

LDP’s Nikai to run in next Lower House election

  • October 3, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 6
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POLITICS

Ruling parties aim to work together to win a majority: Amari

  • October 4, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 2
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POLITICS

LDP’s Amari eyes big extra budget after election

  • October 3, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 6:36 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

CDP vows not to allow n-plant construction further

  • October 1, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:55 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Stable imperial succession pressing task for Kishida

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 5:30 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Tomin First announces launch of national party

  • October 3, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 8:28 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Concerns over supply constraints shared at Sept. BOJ meeting

  • October 1, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 5:46 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Former NPA chief Kuryu tapped as deputy chief cabinet secretary

  • October 4, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 2
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Will Kishida’s colors shine through in LDP’s new leadership lineup?

  • October 2, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 5:43 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Cartoon: What color crayon would you choose?

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 12
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Editorial: Kishida’s picks for top LDP posts dampen hopes for reform

  • October 2, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:43 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Commentary: How Japan’s new PM can take a lead in improving global health

  • October 3, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

POLITICS

POLITICS

The four LDP executives who are key to Kishida’s immediate success

  • October 3, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japan’s Kishida builds network around alma mater and party allies

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 4:21 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Motegi to stay Japan’s foreign minister in message of continuity

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:14 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Some in LDP fear past scandals will haunt Kishida regime

  • October 2, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:56 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Elections everywhere: Fateful moments in global politics

  • October 1, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

POLITICS

Cartoon: The faces of the Lower House election

  • October 3, 2021
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , P. 12
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Cartoon: Open door policy, open window reality

  • October 3, 2021
  • , Mainichi , p. 4
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POLITICS

POLITICS

Kishida prepares to launch cabinet  

  • October 4, 2021
  • , All national papers
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POLITICS

Kishida gives consideration to Abe, Aso in LDP leadership appointments 

  • October 2, 2021
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POLITICS

OPINION POLLS

64% in Japan want current ruling parties to stay in power, Yomiuri mail-in poll

  • October 3, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:34 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Highlights of September 2021 Jiji Press Public Opinion Poll

  • October 1, 2021
  • , Jiji Press Public Opinion Poll Bulletin , [No. 1676] – pp. 8–11
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

76 pct in Japan have gender-based biases, Cabinet Office survey

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 1:54 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

PFAS detected in tap water in Kin Town

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Translation

SCIENCE

UK ambassador urges Japan to speed up phase out of coal power

  • October 4, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:10 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

JAXA suspends Epsilon rocket launch soon before liftoff

  • October 1, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:11 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan to work on centralized traffic control of flying vehicles

  • October 2, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 1:44 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Mitsui to build $900m ‘blue ammonia’ plant in Australia

  • October 1, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:38 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

Crowds flock to leisure spots following lifting of emergency declaration

  • October 4, 2021
  • , All national papers
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SCIENCE

Prefectural governors call for analysis of fifth wave in preparation for sixth

  • October 3, 2021
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Nikkei
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SCIENCE

Major seasonal flu outbreak unlikely this winter

  • October 3, 2021
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

SOCIETY

Japan to continue efforts to resolve abduction issue: Kato

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 8:04 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan agency to help vaccinate foreigners

  • October 1, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD , 12:05 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Asia-Pacific is the world’s most rapidly ageing region, but are we ready?

  • October 1, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun digital
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Businesses to test vaccination requirements in 13 prefectures

  • October 1, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Commentary: Has Japan’s COVID-19 response really been that bad?

  • October 2, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan enters a new stage of the pandemic fraught with fresh challenges

  • October 3, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Missed deals: Japan’s COVID travel restrictions exact economic toll

  • October 4, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 4:13 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Phishing scam posing as Docomo causes ¥100 mil. damages

  • October 3, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:07 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Princess Mako’s marriage draws mixed reactions

  • October 1, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 9:36 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Raise awareness of cyber-attacks on hospitals, other vital facilities

  • October 3, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 1:30 p.m.
  • English Press
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