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  • August 11, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the recent surge in the number of COVID-19 patients recuperating at home in Tokyo (NHK), Minister Nishimura’s call on the public to refrain from traveling back to their hometowns during the Obon holidays (NTV), the number of seriously ill COVID-19 patients in Tokyo hitting a record high of 176 (TBS), the extreme heat in the Tokyo area yesterday (Fuji TV), and criminal charges filed with regard to dangerous jet skiing along the coast of Akashi, Hyogo (TV Asahi).


Top items in national papers included the Suga administration’s plan to allow students to attend Tokyo Paralympics events, the Taliban’s latest military offensive in Afghanistan, the Immigration Services Agency’s release of a final report on the death of a Sri Lankan woman at a detention center in Nagoya in March, and GOJ moves to step up legal protection of freelancers by mandating ordering agents sign detailed contracts.

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