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  • July 16, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the 1,308 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Tokyo yesterday, one week away from the opening of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics (NHK, NTV, TBS), and the torrential rain in the Kanto region yesterday (Fuji TV, TV Asahi).

 

Top stories in national dailies included health experts’ estimate that the seven-day rolling average of coronavirus infections in Tokyo could rise to 2,406 in four weeks (Asahi), suspicions of fraud involving 10,000 applications for the GOJ’s subsidies for small firms struggling with the coronavirus’s impact (Mainichi), a plan by the GOJ and the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee to allow athletes who have had close contact with infected people to compete in the Tokyo Games if they test negative for COVID-19 (Yomiuri), moves by the United States and European nations to focus their fiscal spending on decarbonization and information technology for post-COVID growth (Nikkei), and an alleged protest by a person who claims to be working at the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo against several local assemblies that adopted an opinion paper over China’s violation of human rights in Hong Kong and Xinjiang (Sankei).

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