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  • June 24, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports of signs of a resurgence of COVID-19 in Tokyo (NHK), the birth of giant panda twins in Ueno Zoo in Tokyo yesterday (NTV), an announcement that ticketholders for eight Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic events will need to go through another lottery due to the 10,000 cap on spectators (TBS), torrential rain in some parts of Tokyo yesterday (Fuji TV), and the number of new coronavirus cases in Tokyo yesterday topping 600 for the first time in about a month (TV Asahi). 


Main front-page items in national papers included a Supreme Court ruling that legal provisions forcing married couples to use the same surname are constitutional, the shutdown of anti-Chinese newspaper Apple Daily in Hong Kong, and the restart of operations at a reactor at Mihama Nuclear Power Plant in Fukui Prefecture.  

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