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  • August 6, 2021
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NHK led with reports on the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. Commercial networks led with reports on Typhoon Mirinae, which is expected to hit the Tokai and Kanto regions during the upcoming three-day holiday (NTV), Kawai Risako’s winning a gold medal in women’s 57 kilogram wrestling at the Tokyo Olympics yesterday (TBS), and the number of COVID-19 cases topping 5,000 for the first time in Tokyo yesterday (Fuji TV). TV Asahi’s morning news program was preempted by coverage of the Tokyo Olympics. 

 

Most papers led with reports on the GOJ’s new policy on COVID-19 hospitalization. Nikkei’s top item was global manufacturers’ growing reliance on Chinese IT technology and components despite calls for a review of supply chains in China.    

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