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  • September 23, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on Taiwan’s formal application to join the TPP (NHK), the death of a woman in her teens in Kanagawa and a man in his 30s in Tokyo of COVID-19 (NTV), Tokyo Governor Koike’s calling on residents to continue to exercise caution during the last half of the “Silver Week” holidays (TBS), a fire that broke out in a building near JR Okubo Station in Tokyo  (Fuji TV), and Koike’s telling the press yesterday that completely lifting the state of emergency at the end of the month may cause confusion (TV Asahi). 


Top stories in national dailies included the Financial Services Agency’s request to the Mizuho Financial Group Inc. and Mizuho Bank to submit a work plan for system maintenance after a series of system failures (Yomiuri), Tokyo Electric Power Company’s submission to the Nuclear Regulation Authority of a report on its insufficient measures against possible terror attacks on the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant (Asahi), the GOJ’s plans to test eased restrictions on people’s activities in October as a step to revitalize the economy (Mainichi), the high cost of telemedicine in Japan that is discouraging patients from using the service (Nikkei), and Taiwan’s application for TPP membership (Sankei). 

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