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  • April 21, 2022
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Most broadcasters led with reports on the situation in Mariupol. Fuji TV gave top coverage to the arrest of an anti-vaccine activist on charges of trespassing on the grounds of a Tokyo clinic administering coronavirus vaccines to minors.


Top stories in national dailies included Russia’s intensified offensive against a steel plant in Mariupol where more than 1,000 civilians are sheltering (Mainichi, Yomiuri), the Biden administration’s plan to provide additional military assistance to Ukraine (Sankei), the Russian Ministry of Defense’s announcement of the successful test launch of its Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (Asahi), and changes in the energy policies of European nations following the Russian invasion of Ukraine (Nikkei).

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