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  • December 8, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on preparations being made in Japan for the possibility of a sixth wave of COVID-19 infection (NHK), the impact of the Omicron variant on the tourism industry (NTV), Japanese entrepreneur Maezawa Yusaku’s plan to travel to the International Space Station from Russia this afternoon (TBS), differences between local municipalities on how to distribute the 100,000-yen economic relief payments to children (Fuji TV), and an interview with an American man who was infected with the Omicron variant (TV Asahi).

 

Top items in national dailies included the United States’ announcement of its diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics (Mainichi, Yomiuri, Sankei), the story of one Japanese American who was sent to an internment camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor (Asahi), and increasing moves among Japanese universities to offer courses in data science (Nikkei). 

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