December 20, 2021

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • December 20, 2021
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HEADLINES

Morning news 

  • December 20, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL

U.S. counters China with new Indo-Pacific framework

  • December 19, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 10:00 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

10 years in, Kim Jong Un steps out of his grandfather’s shadow

  • December 19, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 0:16 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Youths fear Japan’s joining “developing world”: Kobe Univ. Professor

  • December 15, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 15
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Federal Reserve urged to curb inflation by speeding up pace of tapering

  • December 18, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 5:16 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Senate approves appointment of Rahm Emanuel as next U.S. ambassador to Japan 

  • December 19, 2021
  • , All national papers , All TV networks , Jiji Press, Kyodo News
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INTERNATIONAL

MOFA to establish new post in charge of Taiwan 

  • December 18, 2021
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL

FM Hayashi comments on diplomatic boycott of Beijing Games 

  • December 20, 2021
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL

LDP forgoes adopting resolution condemning China 

  • December 18, 2021
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri, Sankei
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan runs into difficulty resuming dialogue with North Korea 

  • December 20, 2021
  • , Mainichi
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INTERNATIONAL

ECONOMY

U.S. ban on Xinjiang imports to set off supply chain scramble

  • December 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:56 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Interview: CBDCs to help lower settlement costs: BOJ Kamiyama

  • December 15, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:05 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Environment minister releases opinion on J-Power’s coal power plant

  • December 17, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
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ECONOMY

Tokyo exodus: Is the capital losing its luster among businesses?

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

ECONOMY

China’s FAW to sell $100,000 electric SUV in Japan

  • December 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:43 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

China’s Baoshan ramping up competitiveness in magnetic steel sheets

  • December 12, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 7
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SECURITY

U.S. consulate official apologizes for water bottle incident

  • December 18, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times
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SECURITY

Chinese ships spotted near Senkakus for 18th consecutive day

  • December 20, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 24
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SECURITY

SECURITY

Establishing Japan-China hotline to be delayed further

  • December 19, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 3
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SECURITY

Japan to require cyber defenses at infrastructure companies

  • December 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 4:18 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan agency warns of economic security threats from China

  • December 19, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 9:34 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan expanding cooperation with Britain on development of new ASDF fighter jet

  • December 19, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:49 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

U.S. civilian base worker sentenced to four years in prison for smuggling cocaine

  • December 17, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times , p. 31
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SECURITY

SECURITY

American civilian worker at U.S. base and her husband test positive for Omicron

  • December 19, 2021
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Nikkei, Sankei
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SECURITY

SECURITY

Senior LDP official calls for greater preparation for Taiwan contingency

  • December 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 19, 2021

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

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 18, 2021

  • December 19, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 6
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 17, 2021

  • December 18, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Main events scheduled for Dec. 20-26

  • December 17, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 4:01 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Gist of interpellations at Upper House budget committee meeting, Dec. 17, 2021

  • December 18, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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POLITICS

Japan plans record $944bn budget, marking 10-year spending spree

  • December 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:41 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Commentary: Looking back on Japan’s secrets protection law

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

POLITICS

INTERVIEW: Abe says atmosphere ripe for constitutional reform

  • December 19, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 9:00 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Lower house panel on Constitution must meet often to deepen debate

  • December 19, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 1:45 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Cartoon: Inflatable GDP doll

  • December 18, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 14
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POLITICS

Cartoon: Water’s edge strategy succeeds

  • December 19, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
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POLITICS

Regular Diet session to be convened on Jan. 17

  • December 18, 2021
  • , Asahi, Nikkei
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POLITICS

Support for Kishida Cabinet rises to 54%

  • December 19, 2021
  • , Mainichi
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OPINION POLLS

Poll suggests Kishida failed to impress voters with voucher plan, Kyodo News survey

  • December 19, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 6:46 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

OPINION POLLS

Kishida Cabinet approval edges down to 44.9 pct, Jiji poll

  • December 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:50 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Over 40 pct critical of CDP-JCP cooperation, Jiji poll

  • December 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 5:08 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

26.4 pct in Japan back 100,000-yen handout, Jiji poll

  • December 17, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 5:04 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan joins Arctic race with 1st research icebreaker for region

  • December 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:07 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Coral comeback? JFE and startup use steel slag to restore reefs

  • December 20, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:12 a.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Editorial: Take lead in creating international rules on space debris

  • December 20, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:52 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

PM Kishida says current border control measures against Omicron to be extended

  • December 19, 2021
  • , All national papers
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SCIENCE

GOJ to shorten interval for booster shots

  • December 18, 2021
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SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Kishida offers apology after death of ex-head of abductee group

  • December 18, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 7:22 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan’s omicron travel ban strands caregivers and farmers

  • December 18, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 12:03 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Giving foreigners referendum vote step toward inclusive society

  • December 18, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 5:25 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Safety and security are key to a new Go To Travel campaign

  • December 17, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
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SOCIETY

Entire route of “reconstruction road” opens in northeastern Japan

  • December 18, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 5:48 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Former abductee group head Iizuka Shigeo dies at 83

  • December 19, 2021
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