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  • August 18, 2021
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Broadcasters’ lead items included heavy rain in western Japan (NHK, NTV), two schools’ decisions to withdraw from the ongoing annual summer high school baseball tournament at Koshien Stadium in Hyogo due to COVID-19 cases among their players (TBS), and a report on a college student who tested positive for the coronavirus after traveling to Okinawa (Fuji TV).


All national dailies other than Sankei gave top play to reports on the GOJ’s decision to place a total of 13 prefectures under a COVID-19 state of emergency through Sept. 12 by extending the current emergency for Tokyo and five other prefectures and adding seven more prefectures. Sankei led with a report on President Biden’s address on Afghanistan.

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