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  • December 27, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the heavy snow along the coast of the Sea of Japan (NHK, NTV, TBS) and Japanese figure skater Hanyu Yuzuru’s victory in the men’s singles national championship on Sunday, which clinched him a spot at the Beijing Olympics (Fuji TV, TV Asahi).

 

Top items in national papers included GOJ efforts to help commercial firms raise wages for employees (Sankei), the Justice Ministry’s plan to revise the Penal Code so that hard labor at prison for convicts can be applied in a more flexible manner (Yomiuri), a range of measures taken by foreign governments to combat the Omicron strain of COVID-19 (Mainichi), local companies’ requirement for potential foreign hires with college degrees to have a good command of Japanese (Nikkei), and a report on minors who need to take care of disabled or ill family members (Asahi).

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