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  • March 24, 2021
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Broadcasters led with stories on U.S. media reports that North Korea test-fired multiple short-range missiles over the weekend (NHK), the GOJ and municipal governments’ temporary suspension of their usage of the messaging app LINE to communicate with the public following the revelation that Chinese engineers were able to access users’ personal information (NTV, Fuji TV), and Tokyo’s plan to continue requesting eateries to close at 9 p.m. until around April 21 (TBS, TV Asahi). 


Top stories in national dailies included former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai’s announcement of his resignation as a lawmaker after pleading guilty to charges of vote buying for his wife in a 2019 Upper House election (Asahi, Mainichi), a drop in land prices in Japan for the first time in six years (Yomiuri), survey results showing that 60% of Japan’s major universities are planning to resume face-to-face classes (Nikkei), and an interview with a scholar from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in which he expressed concern over Chinese authorities’ increasing pressure for cultural assimilation (Sankei). 

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