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Broadcasters led with reports on the continuing heat wave engulfing the Japanese archipelago (NHK, NTV), the arrest of a former pop group member for possessing stimulant drugs (TV Asahi), and an incident in which four people fell ill inside an Osaka department store where a foul odor was detected yesterday (Fuji TV).    Top stories in national dailies included the….Read more

  • July 1, 2022
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All broadcasters led with reports on the heat wave across Japan today.

  • June 30, 2022
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All broadcasters led with reports on the heat wave across Japan yesterday.   Most national papers gave top coverage to the opening of the NATO summit in Madrid on Wednesday, at which the participants were expected to endorse the membership of Sweden and Finland. Nikkei led with a report on an alleged illicit shipment of North Korean coal to China.

  • June 30, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on the heat wave across Japan, with a “heat stroke alert” being issued in 21 prefectures (NTV, Fuji TV, TV Asahi), and an announcement by the Japan Meteorological Agency that the shortest rainy season on record ended in southern Tohoku today (NHK, TBS).

  • June 29, 2022
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Broadcasters led with the forecast for extreme heat in the Kanto region again today (NHK, NTV, TV Asahi) and the finding that a section of road suddenly caved in at three locations in Tokyo yesterday probably due to the extreme heat (Fuji TV).   All national dailies gave top play to the joint G7 communique pledging $4.5 billion for food….Read more

  • June 29, 2022
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All broadcasters gave top play to the Japan Meteorological Agency’s announcement that the rainy season ended today in the northern Kyushu, Chugoku, Shikoku, Kinki and Hokuriku regions.

  • June 28, 2022
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Most broadcasters gave top coverage to the looming possibility of power shortages in the Kanto plain through the end of this week because of the ongoing heat wave. Fuji TV led with footage of a thunderstorm in Gunma last night.     Top items in the national dailies were the G7 pledge to continue support for Ukraine (Yomiuri), the BOJ….Read more

  • June 28, 2022
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All broadcasters led with reports on the official announcement by the Japan Meteorological Agency that the rainy season ended today in the Kanto-Koshin, Tokai, and southern Kyushu regions. This was reportedly the shortest rainy season in the Kanto-Koshin region on record. The networks also reported on the issuing of a power shortage advisory urging residents in Tokyo and the surrounding….Read more

  • June 27, 2022
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Broadcasters led with the forecast for extreme heat across Japan and the GOJ’s issuing of a power shortage advisory for Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures today (NHK, NTV, TV Asahi) and a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 that hit Kumamoto Prefecture Sunday evening (Fuji TV).   Main front-page stories in national papers included the opening of the three-day….Read more

  • June 27, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on the EU’s agreeing to make Ukraine a candidate for membership in the bloc (TBS, TV Asahi), Russia’s notification to Japan that the DNA of the bodies of a man and a woman found on Kunashiri, an island in the Northern Territories, match those of the two passengers who went missing after the sinking of a….Read more

  • June 24, 2022
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