December 27, 2021

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • December 27, 2021
  • , All TV networks
  • JMH Summary

HEADLINES

Morning news

  • December 27, 2021
  • , All newspapers and TV networks
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Japan to weigh limits on surveillance tech exports with U.S., EU

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 4:59 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan and China partner on clean alternative for natural gas

  • December 26, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 7:15 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Despite absence of officials at Games, dialogue with China vital

  • December 27, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 1:00 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: Biden’s democracy summit raises questions about consistency

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:59 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Cartoon: The “boycott” event

  • December 26, 2021
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

Kishida unlikely to travel to U.S. in January

  • December 25, 2021
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

U.S.-Japan 2+2 to be held virtually

  • December 25, 2021
  • , Sankei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Kishida eyeing trip to Australia

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Japan decides not to send diplomatic representatives to Beijing Olympics

  • December 24, 2021
  • , All national papers
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INTERNATIONAL

Chinese aircraft carrier transits Miyako Strait 

  • December 27, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

U.S. enacts legislation to ban imports from Xinjiang

  • December 25, 2021
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Ruling parties of Japan, Taiwan convene high-level talks

  • December 25, 2021
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

ECONOMY

Hush money: Japan to pay companies to keep sensitive patents secret

  • December 26, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 4:26 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Commentary Japan needs to tackle economic security head-on

  • December 23, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Shoddy welding work throws spanner into nuclear plant

  • December 25, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 4:50 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan to ship Monju’s sodium to Britain from FY 2028

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:55 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Establish system to prevent surveillance tech being misused for human rights abuses

  • December 27, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 1:34 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial — Going nowhere: Central banks face inflation fears

  • December 24, 2021
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Turkey’s geography lures Japanese electronics contractor Kaga

  • December 27, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:15 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan gov’t projects 3.2 pct economic growth for FY 2022

  • December 23, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 12:34 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s government bonds expected to be 1.8 times GDP

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 12:43 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan stays at 19th in per capita GDP in 2020

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 8:53 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Creating data rules can aid digital economy but WTO must also reform

  • December 26, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:14 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

8 Japan automakers’ domestic output down 4.7 pct in Nov.

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 8:41 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Iwakuni base worker confirmed to be infected with Omicron

  • December 25, 2021
  • , Mainichi , p. 31
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

GOJ adopts new term to replace “consideration budget”

  • December 25, 2021
  • , Kyodo
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

SECURITY

Chinese ships spotted near Senkakus for 23rd consecutive day

  • December 25, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 24
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Japan, U.S. draft operation plan for Taiwan contingency: sources

  • December 23, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 9:54 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan and Australia to sign armed forces agreement next month

  • December 27, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:13 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan, U.S. to collaborate on countermeasures against ransomware

  • December 26, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:43 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan’s security environment rapidly deteriorating: Top GSDF official

  • December 27, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Defense info possibly leaked in cyberattack on Mitsubishi Electric

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 11:16 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Zenchuro protests harassment/unpaid wages at Camp Zama

  • December 23, 2021
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 22
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

MSDF, JCG hold joint drill simulating Chinese intrusion near Senkakus

  • December 24, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 1:36 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Japan to withdraw MSDF destroyer from Middle East

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:11 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Camp Hansen service member arrested for DUI  

  • December 26, 2021
  • , Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Senior Kantei official visits Okinawa 

  • December 27, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

GOJ allocates funds for base construction on Mageshima  

  • December 25, 2021
  • , Asahi
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

SECURITY

JCG, MSDF conduct joint drill based on scenario of Senkaku contingency 

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

SECURITY

POLITICS

Chinese secretary and money entrap LDP “candidate for Cabinet minister”

  • December 23, 2021
  • , Shukan Bunshun , pp. 22–26
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Editorial: Draft budget shows lack of focus, no fiscal discipline

  • December 25, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 12:50 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 26, 2021

  • December 27, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 25, 2021

  • December 26, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 24, 2021

  • December 25, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • English Press

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on Dec. 23, 2021

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Main events scheduled for Dec. 27-Jan. 2

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 9:11 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Matsuno Hirokazu, a Cabinet head who makes no enemies

  • December 23, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Japan’s hawkish hopeful Takaichi ponders path to prime minister

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:54 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Strength of in-house groups in House of Councillors

  • December 27, 2021
  • , Yomiuri , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Former health minister Nemoto to be acting chairperson of Kishida faction

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Japan’s Foreign Ministry names Economic Bureau’s new director general

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 10:31 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Deputy gov. fined over Japan foreign minister-linked election case

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 9:37 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

YIES: Kishida calls for public-private partnership to realize ‘new form of capitalism’

  • December 23, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 5:02 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Focus: Japan record budget plan unlikely to provoke debate on fiscal health

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 11:44 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Russia’s mistaken sense of national greatness only heightens threat

  • December 26, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 3:45 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Editorial: Has govt’s record-high budget been scrutinized for efficient spending?

  • December 25, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 12:24 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japan eyeing 95.7 billion yen for strategic materials in FY 2022

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 12:23 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Kishida to appoint 10,000 personnel to promote digitalization

  • December 23, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 8:15 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japan to extend special law for Okinawa by 10 years

  • December 25, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 11:46 a.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Abe urges Kishida to maintain Abenomics

  • December 26, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 12:53 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Interview: CDP chief vows to win more Upper House seats

  • December 23, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 6:43 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Efforts to enact Japanese version of Magnitsky Act stalled

  • December 26, 2021
  • , Sankei
  • JMH Summary

OPINION POLLS

Japan’s Kishida sees approval rating climb to 65%, Nikkei poll

  • December 27, 2021
  • , Nikkei Asia , 2:20 a.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

OPINION POLLS

Cabinet support rises

  • December 27, 2021
  • , Nikkei
  • JMH Summary

SCIENCE

Japan plans to oblige firms to set targets for nonfossil energy use

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 9:18 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Japan mulling permit system for unmanned autonomous driving

  • December 23, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 3:02 p.m.
  • English Press

SCIENCE

Community transmission of Omicron variant confirmed in five prefectures 

  • December 26, 2021
  • , All national papers
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SCIENCE

Free COVID-19 tests to be provided to residents of certain prefectures 

  • December 24, 2021
  • , All national papers
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SCIENCE

Japan authorizes emergency use of oral COVID-19 drug 

  • December 25, 2021
  • , All national papers
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SCIENCE

SOCIETY

Families of Japanese abductees regret death of Iizuka

  • December 25, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 8:40 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Zushi police commend U.S. citizen for rescuing man in car accident

  • December 23, 2021
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 18
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Japan’s overall crime down, but phone scams rise

  • December 24, 2021
  • , NHK WORLD , 3:15 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Nearly all Japan’s school boards scrap gender field on applications

  • December 26, 2021
  • , Kyodo News , 7:21 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Sri Lankan woman’s detention footage shown to lawmakers

  • December 24, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 10:33 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Use of advanced technologies touted as legacy of Tokyo Games

  • December 26, 2021
  • , Jiji Press , 4:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Editorial: Decision on 2022 Games delegation reasonable, but not clearly expressed

  • December 26, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 11:09 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Hiroshima accepts narrower eligibility for hibakusha aid

  • December 24, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 6:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Tokyo Olympics report lacking vital rigorous assessment

  • December 24, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 4:19 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

DIPLOMATIC DOCUMENTS: Diplomatic secret mission sounded out Soviet’s move in Gulf crisis

  • December 24, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 3:30 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Prewar accounts blame ‘mood of the time’ for start of Pacific War

  • December 25, 2021
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 7:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Editorial: Japan-related news picks show power of sports amid pandemic stagnation

  • December 27, 2021
  • , The Japan News , 1:36 p.m.
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