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  • January 27, 2022
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Most broadcasters gave top coverage to the continued spike in COVID-19 cases across Japan and the increasing strain on healthcare capacities (NHK, NTV, and TV Asahi). The number of cases amounted to 71,644 nationwide on Wednesday, exceeding 70,000 for the first time. Fuji TV led with a report on a fire in Utsunomiya, Tochigi.


Top stories in national dailies included the signing of a memorandum of understanding on technical cooperation between the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and TerraPower for the development of a next-generation fast reactor (Yomiuri), a delay in administering COVID-19 booster shots in Japan (Asahi), a shortage of COVID-19 testing kits in Japan (Mainichi), a plan by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry to require power utilities to open up their grids to energy storage systems operated by other companies to promote the use of renewable energy (Nikkei), and Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s meeting with International Olympic Committee President Bach (Sankei).

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