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  • August 19, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on record rainfall in western Japan (NHK, NTV), Chairman Omi’s remarks at the Diet this morning expressing caution against allowing schoolchildren to attend Tokyo Paralympics events amid the COVID-19 resurgence (TBS), the finding that a pregnant woman who was recuperating at home after testing positive for COVID-19 was forced to give birth prematurely at home because no hospitals had the capacity to accept her, resulting in the death of the baby (Fuji TV), and Prime Minister Suga’s decision not to dissolve the Lower House for a snap election in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases (TV Asahi).

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