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  • February 18, 2021
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All broadcasters and Sankei led with reports that a panel of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee has decided to ask Olympic Minister Hashimoto to succeed Mori following his resignation last week. TBS said Hashimoto is expected to accept the request and officially take the helm of the organizing committee as early as this afternoon. 

 

Other top stories in national dailies include the start of COVID-19 vaccination in Japan (Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri) and the economic situation in 2020 under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (Nikkei). 

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