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  • March 12, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the finding that the company Prime Minister Suga’s son works at gave false information to the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry in 2017 to gain approval for its satellite broadcasting business (NHK), a moment of silence observed across Japan at 2:46 p.m. yesterday for the 10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake (NTV), the higher risk of people infected with the UK strain of COVID-19 becoming seriously ill (TBS, Fuji TV), and the International Olympic Committee’s sudden announcement yesterday that a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to all athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing (TV Asahi).

 

Nikkei led with a report on a plan by the United States, Japan, Australia, and India to cooperate on rare-earth procurement, while all other national dailies gave top play to the 10th anniversary of the Tohoku disaster.

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