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  • February 15, 2022
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Broadcasters led with Russian President Putin’s meeting at the Kremlin on Monday with Foreign Minister Lavrov and other senior officials about the situation in Ukraine (NHK), the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to allow Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva to compete in the women’s figure skating competition at the Beijing Winter Olympics (NTV, TV Asahi), and yesterday’s press conference in Beijing by Japanese figure skater Hanyu Yuzuru (Fuji TV).  


Top items in national dailies included Russian President Putin’s calls with President Biden and French President Macron on Ukraine (Yomiuri), Western media reports that Uyghurs who migrated from Xinjiang to Arab nations are being detained or deported to China (Sankei), the decision to allow Valieva to compete in the Olympics (Asahi, Mainichi), and an announcement by major beverage manufacturer Kirin that it will withdraw from the Myanmar market (Nikkei). 

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