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  • February 16, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the forecast for a blizzard in Hokkaido and the Tohoku region today (NHK, TBS), preparations underway in individual prefectures to start administering COVID-19 vaccines this week (NTV), record rainfall in the Kanto region yesterday (Fuji TV), and strong winds and heavy rainfall in the Tohoku region yesterday after it was hit by a powerful earthquake on Saturday (TV Asahi). 

 

Main front-page items in national papers included the plan to start vaccinating healthcare workers on Wednesday, the Nikkei stock index surpassing 30,000 yen for the first time in 30 years during yesterday’s trading, and updates on Saturday’s strong earthquake in Tohoku that injured 157 people and damaged some 1,700 homes and other buildings in ten prefectures.  

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