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  • March 25, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the Olympic torch relay scheduled to begin today in Fukushima (NHK, Fuji TV), follow-up reports on the death of former judo champion Toshihiko Koga (NTV, TBS), and the 420 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Tokyo yesterday (TV Asahi).


Top items in national dailies included Secretary of State Blinken’s foreign policy speech in Brussels on Wednesday (Yomiuri), a capital alliance between Toyota, Isuzu, and Hino Motors to develop electric and fuel cell vehicles (Nikkei), the spread of the UK strain of the novel coronavirus across Japan (Mainichi), congressional testimony by Pacific Fleet Commander John C. Aquilino warning of possible China’s aggression against Taiwan (Sankei), and the Nuclear Regulation Authority’s instructions to TEPCO not to load nuclear fuel into the reactors of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata on account of inadequate measures against terrorist attacks (Asahi).

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