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All broadcasters led with reports on the heat wave across Japan.

  • August 2, 2022
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NHK gave top coverage to a speech that Prime Minister Kishida delivered in English at the NPT Review conference on Monday, showing footage of him unveiling a five-point Hiroshima Action Plan to achieve a world without nuclear weapons. Top items on commercial networks included the scorching heat wave across the country (NTV), the release from jail of a Yamaguchi man who was….Read more

  • August 2, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on PM Kishida’s plan to deliver a speech before the review conference on the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) in New York on Monday evening Japan time (NHK) and the scorching heat across Japan today (NTV, TBS, Fuji TV, TV Asahi).

  • August 1, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on the extreme heat across Japan over the weekend (NHK, NTV) and explosions that injured two people during a fireworks event in Toyama on Sunday (Fuji TV, TV Asahi).   Top stories in national papers included a GOJ plan to use “My Number” identification cards to administer coronavirus and other vaccines more efficiently, China’s alleged preparations….Read more

  • August 1, 2022
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All broadcasters other than TV Asahi led with reports on Tropical Storm Songda, which is moving northwest toward southern Kyushu. TV Asahi led with a report saying that the Los Angeles Angels’ Ohtani Shohei remained one win shy of becoming the first player in a century to reach double-digits in wins and homers in a single MLB season, as he….Read more

  • July 29, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on Tropical Storm Songda, which is moving north-northwest and expected to approach southern Kyushu and bring heavy rain there on Friday evening (NHK), emails sent to several local municipal governments threatening to kidnap children if the state funeral for former Prime Minister Abe is not canceled (TV Asahi), thunderstorms in the northern Kanto region yesterday (NTV),….Read more

  • July 29, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on prosecutors’ investigation into the dubious money transfer from a major Japanese clothing retailer to a former influential member of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee (NHK, TV Asahi, Fuji TV), WHO data showing that Japan logged the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the world last week (NTV), and fresh calls from the National Governors’….Read more

  • July 28, 2022
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Broadcasters’ top items included the Fed’s latest decision to raise interest rates to curb skyrocketing inflation (NHK), thunderstorms across Japan yesterday (NTV, TV Asahi), and a traffic accident in Tokyo on Wednesday (Fuji TV).   Top stories in national dailies included reports on the U.S. Army’s plan to deploy a multidomain force to Asia (Nikkei), hospital bed occupancy rates for….Read more

  • July 28, 2022
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Broadcasters led with follow-up reports on the suspicion that a former executive of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee received a large amount of money from a corporate sponsor (NHK, NTV, Fuji TV), the hospital bed occupancy rate for COVID-19 patients exceeding 50% in 17 prefectures as of July 25 (TBS), and Prime Minister Kishida’s meeting with visiting Indonesian….Read more

  • July 27, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on a projection by scientists that the number of new COVID-19 cases per day in Tokyo will peak at around 40,000 early next month (NHK), the number of people recuperating at home after contracting COVID-19 in Tokyo exceeding 150,000 (NTV), and record rainfall in Aichi, Mie, and Shizuoka prefectures yesterday (Fuji TV, TV Asahi).   Top….Read more

  • July 27, 2022
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