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  • December 2, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the first case of the Omicron variant confirmed in the United States (NHK), restaurants certified by the Tokyo government now being allowed to accept groups of up to eight people starting on Dec.1 (NTV), the second case of the Omicron variant confirmed in Japan (TBS, Fuji TV), and the death of kabuki actor Nakamura Kichiemon at the age of 77 (TV Asahi).

 

Most national dailies gave top coverage to the GOJ’s request for airlines to temporarily stop accepting new reservations for Japan-bound flights to prevent the infiltration of the Omicron variant. Nikkei’s lead item was a Defense Ministry plan to develop an anti-ship cruise missile with a range of 1,000 km, six times longer than the existing model.

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