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  • June 9, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the ongoing efforts by local municipalities to efficiently administer COVID-19 vaccines (NHK), random free-of-charge PCR testing currently underway in Tokyo in which 46 asymptomatic people have tested positive so far (NTV), more than 400 applications filed yesterday by companies and universities for setting up their own vaccination centers (TBS, Fuji TV), and the hot weather across Japan yesterday (TV Asahi).

 

Lead stories in national dailies included Tokyo prosecutors’ summary indictment of former Trade Minister Sugawara on charges of repeatedly offering condolence money at wakes and funerals of local constituents in violation of the Public Offices Election Law (Asahi), the G7 leaders’ plans to express support for the Tokyo Olympics and create common guidelines aimed at preventing leakage of research data in their upcoming summit in the UK (Yomiuri, Nikkei), a report on growing concern among U.S. military officials about the U.S. defense commitment to Taiwan (Sankei), and a sharp increase in the number of deaths among COVID-19 patients waiting at home for hospitalization (Mainichi).

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