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  • August 4, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the rapid spread of COVID-19 in Japan, with more than 12,000 new cases confirmed nationwide yesterday, including 3,709 in Tokyo (NHK, Fuji TV) and gymnast Hashimoto Daiki winning the gold medal in men’s horizontal bar at the Tokyo Olympics (NTV, TBS, TV Asahi).

 

Top stories in national dailies included calls from the governors’ association for the GOJ to specify criteria for its policy of limiting hospitalization of COVID-19 patients (Asahi, Mainichi), Japanese Olympic athletes’ performance on Tuesday (Yomiuri, Sankei) , and Japanese firms’ increasing investment in the United States, including Mitsubishi Chemical’s plan to invest $915 million in a U.S. plant (Nikkei).

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