April 18, 2022

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HEADLINES

Noon news

  • April 18, 2022
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HEADLINES

Morning news

  • April 18, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL

U.S., ROK begin joint military drills

  • April 18, 2022
  • , All TV networks
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INTERNATIONAL

Commentary: Vladimir Putin’s World War Z

  • April 17, 2022
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

N. Korea, Russia on Japan’s agenda for Biden visit

  • April 15, 2022
  • , The Japan News
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Russian Ambassador to Japan sends “letter intended to influence Japanese politics” to Nippon Ishin

  • April 14, 2022
  • , Shukan Shincho (Daily Shincho online) , 6:00 a.m.
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

Kishida to host many foreign leaders in coming months

  • April 17, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 4:32 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Will Japan rebuff overture from South Korea’s new leader?

  • April 17, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 10:01 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

What the Ukraine war has taught China about designs on Taiwan

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 9:28 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Japan, 5 Central Asia nations vow to closely communicate over Ukraine

  • April 15, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 10:26 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Mitsubishi Heavy again challenges asset sale order in S. Korea

  • April 15, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 10:30 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Nation must fulfill responsibilities as regional power

  • April 18, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 11:47 a.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Kishida, U.S. lawmakers agree on greater cooperation

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 1:16 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Support capacity building of coastal states amid China’s expansion

  • April 16, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 4:29 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Editorial: Japan must lead Asia to the side of law and order

  • April 15, 2022
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Japan names Misawa as new ambassador to Tanzania

  • April 15, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 4:19 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Firm donates 1,000 interpreting devices to help Ukrainian evacuees

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 7:29 p.m.
  • English Press

INTERNATIONAL

Cartoon: The leader who to the end will not budge

  • April 17, 2022
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

INTERNATIONAL

Kishida rules out dispatching former PM Abe to Russia as envoy

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Mainichi , Jiji
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

Prime Minister Kishida meets with U.S. lawmakers 

  • April 16, 2022
  • , All national papers , NHK, Fuji TV , Jiji
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INTERNATIONAL

G7 summit likely to be held in Hiroshima next year 

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Yomiuri, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

Kishida promises to establish “quasi-refugee” status

  • April 17, 2022
  • , Nikkei
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INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

DPRK claims it successfully tested “tactical guided weapon” 

  • April 18, 2022
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

ECONOMY

Japan’s JERA weighs expanding LNG business to China

  • April 18, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 12:27 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Tons of Japanese nuclear waste may be destined for overseas disposal

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 10:32 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Japan’s ‘hydrogen economy’ runs the risk of being powered by coal

  • April 18, 2022
  • , The Japan Times
  • English Press

ECONOMY

36% of Japanese companies in Russia are suspending operations

  • April 16, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 2:38 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Devise effective measures to ensure smooth flow of funds

  • April 18, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 11:40 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Editorial: Remain vigilant against rapid fluctuations in exchange rate

  • April 17, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 1:14 p.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Major Japan firms shifting toward more recruitment, post-COVID growth

  • April 17, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 8:54 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

Just 3 years away, excitement for Expo 2025 hard to see across Japan

  • April 17, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 11:53 a.m.
  • English Press

ECONOMY

ECONOMY

Finance minister says sinking yen is “bad” for Japan

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Nikkei, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Local organizations ask Sakima, Matsugawa to run for governor, mayor in September

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

SECURITY

Chinese ships spotted near Senkakus for second consecutive day

  • April 18, 2022
  • , Sankei , p. 22
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

USFJ stops releasing data on numbers of COVID cases

  • April 15, 2022
  • , Kyodo , 10:15 p.m.
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

Chinese intelligence ship passed through Tsushima Strait

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Yomiuri , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

SECURITY

Hiratsuka City sends letter protesting U.S. subcritical nuclear tests

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 18
  • JMH Translation

SECURITY

U.S. Marines stage one of the largest live-fire drills in Oita

  • April 17, 2022
  • , The Asahi Shimbun , 2:29 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

Opposition to U.S. bases among young waning in Okinawa

  • April 17, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 7:00 a.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

In 2012, Tokyo received ¥1.5 bil. to buy Senkakus; ¥1.4 bil. remains unused

  • April 17, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 5:49 p.m.
  • English Press

SECURITY

LDP taskforce proposes doubling defense budget in five years 

  • April 16, 2022
  • , All national papers
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

Japan scrambled fighters against over 1,000 times last fiscal year 

  • April 16, 2022
  • , All national papers
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SECURITY

SECURITY

USFJ reportedly stops releasing data on COVID cases  

  • April 15, 2022
  • , Kyodo
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

U.S. marine arrested in Okinawa for DUI 

  • April 18, 2022
  • , Sankei
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on April 17, 2022

  • April 17, 2022
  • , Sankei , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on April 16, 2022

  • April 17, 2022
  • , Sankei , p. 6
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Prime minister’s schedule on April 15, 2022

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Sankei , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Main events scheduled for April 18-24

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 3:49 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Japanese state minister visits facility for Ukrainians

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 8:10 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Strength of in-house groups in House of Councillors

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

POLITICS

Kishida steps up regional trips for Upper House poll

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 7:24 p.m.
  • English Press

POLITICS

Opposition party leader hints at no-confidence motion against Kishida Cabinet

  • April 17, 2022
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
  • JMH Summary

OPINION POLLS

OPINION POLLS

7 in 10 Japanese support Russia sanctions even if they feel impact, Kyodo News poll

  • April 17, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 9:14 p.m.
  • English Press

OPINION POLLS

Kyodo News opinion poll & results from Tokyo Shimbun

  • April 18, 2022
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 21
  • JMH Translation

OPINION POLLS

SCIENCE

Japan’s nuclear regulator to okay release of treated water from Fukushima plant

  • April 15, 2022
  • , NHK WORLD , 9:56 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan’s big cities act as magnet for women but repellent for men

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 10:30 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan extends residency permit term for coup-hit Myanmar diaspora

  • April 15, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 3:36 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan’s population falls by record 644,000 to 125.5 mil. in 2021

  • April 15, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 10:50 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Infographic: Basic population trends

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Yomiuri , p. 1
  • JMH Translation

SOCIETY

Experts warn of possible XE subvariant outbreak in Japan

  • April 17, 2022
  • , Jiji Press , 7:11 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

No need to stop social activities with Omicron: Japan COVID adviser

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 00:13 a.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

FOCUS: Japan firms tasked with encouraging paternity leave under new law

  • April 17, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 1:17 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

Japan hopes database on suicide attempts could become prevention tool

  • April 17, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 1:53 p.m.
  • English Press

SOCIETY

SOCIETY

Number of foreign arrivals up ninefold in March

  • April 16, 2022
  • , Yomiuri
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