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  • October 22, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on Pfizer’s announcement that a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine was found to be 95.6% effective (NHK), the winter-like weather yesterday in Tokyo (NTV), Tokyo’s decision to lift all COVID-19 restrictions on bars and restaurants on Oct. 25 (TBS), the arrest of a man in Tokyo yesterday for allegedly killing a woman (Fuji TV), and Japanese pianist Sorita Kyohei winning second place in the Chopin Competition (TV Asahi).


Top stories in national dailies included the decision by Tokyo and Osaka to lift their COVID-19 restrictions on bars and restaurants (Asahi, Yomiuri, Sankei), the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on restaurant operators (Mainichi), and the finding that more than 370,000 foreign nationals were unable to enter Japan despite having precertification for residence status as of Oct. 1 due to border controls aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 (Nikkei).

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