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Broadcasters led with reports on the eruption of Mt. Aso in Kumamoto (NHK), an announcement by the North Korean media that the DPRK successfully test-fired a new type of SLBM on Tuesday (TBS, Fuji TV, TV Asahi), and a press conference held by Gunma University Hospital on the detection of highly concentrated nitrogen in the water supply after 10 hospitalized….Read more

  • October 20, 2021
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All national dailies, NHK, and TBS led with reports on the start yesterday of the 12-day campaign period for the Lower House election. Other broadcasters’ top items included the cold weather in the Tokyo area yesterday (NTV), the arrest of a man in his 70s for splattering paint onto the signs of the Internal Affairs Ministry and the Tokyo District….Read more

  • October 20, 2021
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All broadcasters led with reports on an announcement by the South Korean military that North Korea fired two ballistic missiles from its east coast toward the Sea of Japan at 10:17 a.m. today.

  • October 19, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the start of the Lower House election campaign today (NHK), the resumption of the “Go To Eat” campaign in Chiba yesterday (NTV), the final game of pitcher Matsuzaka Daisuke to be played today (TBS), a COVID-19 cluster infection at a daycare center in Minamiashigara, Kanagawa (Fuji TV), and Princess Mako’s meeting with her fiancé yesterday for the first time in about three years (TV Asahi). All networks also reported on the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell from COVID-19 complications at the age….Read more

  • October 19, 2021
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All networks led with reports that Princess Mako met her fiancé Komuro Kei for the first time in about three years when he visited the Akasaka Estate this morning.

  • October 18, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the kickoff of the official campaign for the general election tomorrow (NHK), the arrest of a man in Hyogo for allegedly killing his ex-wife (NTV), cold weather across Japan over the weekend (TBS), an apology from the CEO of a confectionary manufacturer for an incident in which a toddler choked to death when eating one….Read more

  • October 18, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on an announcement by NTT Docomo on the disruption of its data and communication services nationwide, saying that although its 5G and 4G services have been restored, 3G services are still partially unavailable (NHK, NTV, TV Asahi), and PM Kishida’s remarks at a task force meeting on COVID-19 this morning that the GOJ will draft by….Read more

  • October 15, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on a major disruption in NTT Docomo’s data and communication services nationwide since Thursday afternoon (NHK, NTV, Fuji TV, TV Asahi) and the start of an experiment in which restaurants near Ageo Station in Saitama will require customers to present their vaccine certificates or negative test results (TBS).   All national dailies except Nikkei gave top….Read more

  • October 15, 2021
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All networks led with reports that the House of Representatives will be dissolved this afternoon, in effect kicking off the general election race. NHK said the Lower House will be dissolved just ten days after Prime Minister Kishida took office, adding that this will be the shortest period between a prime minister taking office and the dissolution of the Lower….Read more

  • October 14, 2021
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Broadcasters led with reports on the expected dissolution of the Lower House later today, which will, in effect, kick off the general election race (NHK), a youth who was arrested in connection with a fire that broke out at a house in Yamanashi (NTV, TBS), the fatal stabbing of three people in Ehime yesterday (Fuji TV), and an apology by….Read more

  • October 14, 2021
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