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  • February 9, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on a collision between the MSDF submarine Soryu and a commercial vessel in waters off Kochi on Monday in which three crewmembers of the submarine suffered minor injuries (NHK), the daily tally of new COVID-19 cases in Tokyo dropping below 300 for the first time in about two months on Monday (NTV), and the repercussions of Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee President Mori’s sexist remarks (TBS, Fuji TV, TV Asahi). 

 

Top stories in national dailies included the possibility of the GOJ lifting the state of emergency in Aichi and Gifu prefectures (Mainichi, Sankei), the GOJ’s COVID-19 vaccination plan (Asahi), a GOJ plan to give greater emphasis to hydrogen and rare metal procurement (Yomiuri), and plans by Toyota and Nissan to upgrade the driving functions of their vehicles through remote software upgrades (Nikkei). 

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