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  • March 17, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the finding that Chinese engineers have been able to access the personal information of Japanese users of the communication app LINE (NHK), the death of two patients who were infected with new variants of COVID-19 in Japan (NTV, Fuji TV, TV Asahi), and the likelihood that the GOJ will decide to lift the state of emergency for the Tokyo region on March 21 (TBS).


Top stories in national dailies included the U.S.-Japan 2+2 meeting (Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei), LINE’s inadequate customer information protection measures (Asahi), and a story about Katalin Kariko, a Hungarian-born scientist who is behind the development of the mRNA-based coronavirus vaccine (Mainichi).

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