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  • May 14, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the GOJ’s decision to include Gunma, Ishikawa, Okayama, Hiroshima, and Kumamoto in the list of prefectures under quasi-state of emergency measures (NHK), a recent increase in the number of young people in their 20s and 30s getting infected with COVID-19 (NTV), some bars in Tokyo serving alcohol in spite of the request from the government not to do so (TBS), the disclosure that a mayor in Ibaraki was vaccinated against COVID-19 last month before he was eligible (Fuji TV), and a record 712 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Hokkaido yesterday (TV Asahi). 

 

Main front-page items in national papers included the GOJ plan to expand the COVID-19 quasi-state of emergency, the Communications Ministry’s policy of reviewing regulations on foreign ownership of shares in local commercial broadcasters, U.S.-Japan partnership to apply greater pressure on China to reduce its CO2 emissions, and GOJ data on the acquisition by foreign entities of real estate having national security implications. 

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