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  • December 14, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on Prime Minister Kishida’s remark at the Diet yesterday that the GOJ will allow local municipalities to distribute the 100,000-yen COVID-19 relief payments to families with children in cash (NHK), the murder of a female high school student from Kyoto by a couple (NTV), the first Omicron-related death confirmed in the UK (TBS), the disruption of service on the Tokyu Toyoko line yesterday after a collapsed railroad track was discovered, affecting 63,700 commuters (Fuji TV), and the arrest of a man for vandalizing a store in Nagoya (TV Asahi). 

 

Top stories in national dailies included Prime Minister Kishida’s remarks on the relief payments to families with children (Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri), an increase in the use of carbon credits (Nikkei), and the approval by a committee of Tokyo’s Musashino city assembly of a draft ordinance aimed at allowing foreign residents to vote in local referendums (Sankei). 

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