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  • January 19, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the finding that three people in Shizuoka with no history of traveling abroad were found to be infected with the UK variant of COVID-19 (NHK, Fuji TV, TV Asahi), Okinawa’s decision to forgo issuing on Monday its own state of emergency over COVID-19 (NTV), and growing moves among restaurants around the nation to ask their customers to avoid talking while eating to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (TBS).  


All national papers except Nikkei gave top coverage to Prime Minister Suga’s policy speech at the Diet on Monday during which he expressed strong resolve to swiftly rein in the coronavirus resurgence. Nikkei’s top story was on major Japanese companies’ moves to allow their employees to work remotely from locations other than their homes. 

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