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  • December 22, 2021
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NHK gave top play to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant at home and abroad while commercial broadcasters’ lead items were updates on the recent suicide of Japanese actress Kanda Sayaka.


Asahi, Mainichi, and Yomiuri gave top play to reports on the estimate released by the Cabinet Office on Tuesday that nearly 200,000 could die if a magnitude 9 level earthquake hit northern Japan. Nikkei led with a report on a plan by Yahoo Japan to provide all its 8,000 employees with AI training. Sankei gave top coverage to the decision by the city assembly of Musashino, Tokyo, to reject a proposed ordinance that would have allowed foreign residents to vote in local referendums.

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