December 22, 2021

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • December 22, 2021
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HEADLINES

Morning news

  • December 22, 2021
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

South Korean ambassador meets with Japan foreign ministry No. 2

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:38 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

NTT’s Sawada becomes chair of Japan-U.S. Business Council

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan-China CEO Summit stresses friendship and cooperation

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 7
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INTERNATIONAL

China scuttles Japan embassy event over Abe comments on Taiwan

  • December 21, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 7:12 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: Moon stays active in diplomacy as end of his term approaches

  • December 21, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 12:04 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

North Korea braces for economic winter as omicron cuts off trade

  • December 21, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:01 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Expert: DPRK abandoned brinkmanship after Hanoi summit

  • December 20, 2021
  • , Mainichi , p. 7
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

LDP heavyweight says more countries may sever ties with Taiwan

  • December 21, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 9
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INTERNATIONAL

Japan to offer $100 mil. aid to Afghanistan

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

INTERNATIONAL

Japan expresses grave concern about Hong Kong election

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Sankei
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ECONOMY

Huawei, Buffalo sign general license agreement

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 7
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ECONOMY

Japan to limit rare-earth mining to protect offshore deposits

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 6:44 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Private sector must face economic security as its own issue: Meisei Univ. prof.

  • December 21, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 10
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ECONOMY

Japan to introduce new framework to promote farm exports

  • December 21, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 11:11 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

TEPCO seeks 2023 finish for treated-water facility

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

ECONOMY

Nagasaki IR plan includes health tourism

  • December 20, 2021
  • , NIKKEI Business Daily , p. 5
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ECONOMY

Port of LA to test manure-derived hydrogen as fuel for trucks, cranes

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 3:54 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

USG welcomes formal agreement with Japan on host nation support

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Yomiuri digital
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SECURITY

U.S. sailor at Yokosuka arrested for trespassing under influence of alcohol

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Yomiuri digital
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SECURITY

GOJ to slash funding for Okinawa

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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SECURITY

Editorial: Use budget to host U.S. bases to boost Japan-U.S. response capabilities

  • December 22, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:02 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Chinese fighter departs from aircraft carrier off Okinawa

  • December 21, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 3:56 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

SECURITY

Ex-Japanese worker of U.S. military’s Atsugi base sues gov’t for compensation

  • December 21, 2021
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 18
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SECURITY

SECURITY

GOJ to cut spending for Okinawa’s development by 20% in fiscal 2022

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Nikkei
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POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 21, 2021

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
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POLITICS

DPFP picks Maehara as election strategy head, Otsuka as policy council chief

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 5
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POLITICS

Former CCS Kawamura to be tapped as special advisor to LDP vice-president

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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POLITICS

Editorial: Mayor’s haste to let foreigners vote stirred up social division, confusion

  • December 22, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:46 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Cartoon: Merry Give Out-mas!!

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
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OPINION POLLS

Kishida Cabinet approval rate rises to 49% on virus moves, Asahi survey

  • December 21, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:50 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

More voters against diplomatic boycott of Games, Asahi survey

  • December 21, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:00 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Opinion poll & results from Asahi Shimbun

  • December 21, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

SCIENCE

SCIENCE

Okinawa chief presses U.S. military to take steps to stop COVID-19 infections on base

  • December 22, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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SCIENCE

Japan to ask for 14-day quarantine at facilities to block Omicron infections

  • December 22, 2021
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SOCIETY

Nation’s first community transmission of Omicron strain detected in Osaka

  • December 22, 2021
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SOCIETY

Close to 200,000 deaths possible if massive quake occurs off Japan’s northern Pacific coast

  • December 21, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:02 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japanese high schoolers create video to encourage disaster-hit Kentucky

  • December 22, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:56 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Over 3,000 foreigners in Japan refuse to be deported

  • December 21, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:02 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Sony Life employee suspected of hiding swindled cash

  • December 21, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 5:00 p.m.
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SOCIETY

3 death row inmates hanged; 1st executions in 2 years

  • December 21, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:05 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Glass ceiling intact at one-third of Japan’s top corporations

  • December 21, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 8:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Hibakusha group urges Japan to ratify nuclear ban treaty

  • December 21, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:27 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Ivermectin for COVID? Unproven treatment stokes concern in Japan

  • December 21, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
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