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  • February 17, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on snowstorms in areas along the Sea of Japan coast (NHK), the strain on hospital capacity in Tokyo due to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases (NTV), Japan’s victory over the United States in the women’s curling competition at the Beijing Olympics (TV Asahi), and the repercussions of Russian figure skater Valieva’s doping case (Fuji TV).  

 

Top stories in national dailies included President Biden’s remarks on the Ukraine crisis on Tuesday (Sankei), the information war between the United States and Russia over Ukraine (Mainichi), a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases among the elderly in Japan (Asahi), the Health Ministry panel’s view that the sixth wave of the coronavirus in Japan has peaked (Yomiuri), and global interest rate hikes (Nikkei). 

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