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  • October 29, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on cellist Ueno Michiaki becoming the first Japanese to win the Geneva International Music Competition (NHK), the Health Ministry’s decision to administer third doses of COVID-19 vaccine to all citizens aged 12 and over who have received their second dose (NTV), remarks by the Grand Steward of the Imperial Household Agency on the marriage of former Princess Mako (TBS), a fatal traffic accident involving a JR Sotobo Line train in Chiba yesterday (Fuji TV), and former Princess Mako getting her international driver’s license (TV Asahi).


Top stories in national dailies included the LDP’s final efforts to win a simple majority in the Lower House election on Sunday (Nikkei, Yomiuri), the Health Ministry decision on COVID-19 vaccine booster shots (Asahi), the dispute between Japan and South Korea over compensation for requisitioned Korean workers (Sankei), and a police investigation into sites linked to the former owner of the land where a soil mound triggered a fatal mudslide in Atami, Shizuoka, in July (Mainichi).

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