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  • March 23, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the results of a simulation showing that Japan would suffer significant economic damage if another state of emergency were issued due to a resurgence of COVID-19 (NHK), a slight increase in the number of people dining out during lunchtime in Tokyo’s business districts on Monday (NTV), a rapid increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Yamagata (TBS), and the first day after the lifting of the state of emergency (Fuji TV, TV Asahi). 

 

Top stories in national dailies included an explanation by U.S. Forces Japan that helicopters are not subject to a U.S.-Japan agreement on flight altitude rules for Japan (Mainichi), an upward trend in new COVID-19 cases (Asahi), a GOJ plan to set a new and more ambitious gas emissions reduction goal for 2030 (Nikkei), the EU’s decision to impose sanctions on China for its human rights violations (Sankei), and nonlife insurance companies’ plans to shorten their fire insurance policy period from 10 to 5 years (Yomiuri). 

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