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  • January 22, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the accelerating spread of COVID-19 in Tokyo two weeks after the GOJ issued a state of emergency (NHK, TV Asahi), an increasing number of cases in which emergency patients are passed around to different hospitals (NTV), the GOJ’s plan to secure enough vaccines for everyone in Japan by the end of June (TBS), and a comedian’s announcement that he had COVID-19 and was temporarily in critical condition (Fuji TV).


All national dailies gave top play to the launch of the Biden administration, focusing on President Biden’s inaugural speech and signing of 15 executive orders.

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