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  • December 6, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 to more than 40 nations and regions in the world (NHK, NTV, TBS), a fire that broke out in a residential area in Koto-ku, Tokyo, early this morning (Fuji TV), and Princess Aiko’s coming-of-age ceremonial events held on Sunday (TV Asahi).

 

Top stories in national dailies included the French government’s desire to conclude a reciprocal access agreement with Japan to facilitate joint training and operations between their forces (Sankei), a Chinese automaker’s aggressive development of electric vehicles (Asahi), a story about an Imperial Japanese Navy officer who became the first Japanese prisoner of war after the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack (Mainichi), the development of digital technology, including the metaverse, the next step in the evolution of social connection (Yomiuri), and efforts by companies everywhere to attract “migrant” workers with professional skills in preparation for the shrinking of the world population in the mid-21st century (Nikkei).

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