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  • July 15, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the 1,149 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Tokyo on Wednesday, exceeding the peak of the fourth wave in May (NHK, NTV, TBS, Fuji TV) and Ohtani Shohei becoming the first two-way MLB All-Star player (TV Asahi).


Top stories in national papers included Prime Minister Suga’s apology over the administration’s controversial requests for financial institutions to help enforce a ban on eateries serving alcohol and for wholesalers to stop selling alcohol to drinking establishments; a Hiroshima High Court’s ruling on Wednesday that 84 local people are eligible to receive state healthcare benefits related to the atomic bombing; the EU’s moves to prohibit the sale of gasoline-fueled vehicles in 2035; Empress Masako’s plan not to attend the opening ceremony of Tokyo Olympics; and a Health and Labor Ministry panel’s decision to raise the minimum wage by 28 yen to 930 yen per hour.

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