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  • December 16, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to end its stimulus measures in March, three months earlier than previously planned, in light of rapid inflation (NHK), an incident in which a man barricaded himself in a restaurant in Chiba yesterday (NTV), confusion caused by the GOJ’s new policy on the 100,000-yen COVID-19 relief payments to families with children (TBS, Fuji TV), and an increase in accidents involving electric scooters (TV Asahi).

 

Main front-page stories in national dailies included the Kishida administration’s plan to increase the defense budget, the Defense Ministry’s moves to enable the SDF to conduct evacuation operations that only involve foreign nationals overseas, the GOJ’s admission in a civil suit of its responsibility for the suicide of a Finance Ministry official in connection with the Moritomo Gakuen scandal, and an update on the Land and Infrastructure Ministry’s tampering of data used in key statistics on the construction industry.

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