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  • August 13, 2021
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All broadcasters led with reports on the extremely heavy rain in the Kyushu region, saying that the front is likely to linger over Honshu for the next week or so and bring heavy rain to many other parts of Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency is calling for caution against mudslides and floods.


Top stories in national dailies included the GOJ coronavirus subcommittee’s call for foot traffic to be halved in Tokyo to curb COVID-19 (Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei), disease experts’ warning that the coronavirus situation in Tokyo is “uncontrollable” (Asahi), and Japanese firms’ efforts to address human rights abuses in supply chains (Nikkei).

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