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All TV networks gave top coverage to the repercussions of North Korea’s test-launch of a mid-range ballistic missile into the Pacific this morning. 

  • October 4, 2022
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NHK reported as breaking news that North Korea fired what appeared to be a ballistic missile in the direction of northern Japan at about 7:22 am today. The GOJ issued a J-ALERT advisory at 7:29 warning residents in Hokkaido and Aomori to evacuate in preparation for possible impact. The missile flew over northern Japan at around 7:29 and apparently splashed….Read more

  • October 4, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on the start of the extraordinary Diet session this morning and Prime Minister Kishida’s policy speech to be delivered at both chambers in the afternoon (NHK, NTV, TV Asahi), a drop in public support for the Kishida Cabinet to a record low in a weekend poll (TBS), and a fire at three homes in Kagoshima in….Read more

  • October 3, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s announcement that Ukrainian forces recaptured a key city in the Donetsk region (NHK), the death of popular professional wrestler and former politician Antonio Inoki at the age of 79 on Saturday (NTV, Fuji TV), and a stampede at a soccer stadium in Indonesia in which at least 125 people were killed (TV Asahi).   ….Read more

  • October 3, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on President Putin’s signing decrees recognizing two regions in eastern Ukraine as independent territories and the expected announcement by Putin to annex the four regions in eastern Ukraine this evening (NHK, NTV, TBS), the expected rise in food prices from Oct. 1 (TV Asahi), and the imminent arrest of the president of the operator of sushi….Read more

  • September 30, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on the expected rise in prices from Oct. 1 (NHK), the arrest of the president of the operator of sushi chain Kappa Zushi on charges of illegally obtaining information of a competitor (Fuji TV, TV Asahi), and the revelation that a public school teacher in Shiga Prefecture bullied an 8-year-old pupil (NTV).   Top stories in….Read more

  • September 30, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on plans by the pro-Russian forces in the four regions in eastern Ukraine to ask President Putin to annex their regions following the recent referendums (NHK, TBS, Fuji TV), the 7-year-old girl missing in Chiba (TV Asahi), and updates on the alleged bribery case involving a former board member of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee (NTV).

  • September 29, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on Russia’s likely annexation of occupied areas in Ukraine following referendums (NHK), a seven-year girl missing in Chiba (NTV, Fuji TV), and Tokyo’s announcement that it will not join the nationwide travel discount program that is expected to begin on Oct. 11 (TV Asahi).    Top stories in national dailies included reports on the 50th anniversary….Read more

  • September 29, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on Russian state media announcements that the results of the referendums held in eastern Ukraine showed that voters overwhelmingly favored joining Russia (NHK), a traffic accident involving six vehicles that injured at least four people in Nara this morning (NTV, Fuji TV, TV Asahi), and Prime Minister Kishida’s ongoing “funeral diplomacy” (TBS).

  • September 28, 2022
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All broadcasters and most national papers led with reports on the state funeral for former Prime Minister Abe, with NHK showing Vice President Harris, Ambassador Emanuel, and other U.S. presidential delegation members offering flowers at the altar. Commercial networks highlighted the more than 20,000 people who brought flowers to special stands set up in a park near the Nippon Budokan….Read more

  • September 28, 2022
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