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Broadcasters led with reports on the execution of a man convicted of killing seven people in a stabbing rampage near Akihabara Station in 2008 (NHK, NTV, TBS) and a raid by prosecutors of the home of a former member of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee in connection with his alleged acceptance of several hundred thousand yen from a major Japanese….Read more

  • July 26, 2022
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Most broadcasters and all national dailies gave prominent coverage to reports that Japan confirmed its first case of monkeypox on Monday. The Health Ministry announced that a man in his 30s who flew to Europe in late June and returned to Tokyo in mid-July has tested positive for the virus. The man, who reportedly had contact with an infected individual while in Europe,….Read more

  • July 26, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on the eruption of Sakurajima in Kagoshima on Sunday evening, after which 33 households were ordered to evacuate (NTV, Fuji TV, TV Asahi), and a GOJ meeting held this morning on unprofitable local railways nationwide during which a proposal was made for JR railway lines with less than 1,000 daily users to begin discussions on possibly….Read more

  • July 25, 2022
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NHK gave top coverage to the relentless rise in coronavirus cases nationwide, focusing on the considerable strain being imposed on healthcare facilities. All commercial broadcasters led with reports on the eruption of Sakurajima in Kagoshima last night. No injuries or property damage has been reported.   No papers were published today due to a press holiday.

  • July 25, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on the GOJ’s formal decision at a cabinet meeting today to hold a state funeral for former Prime Minister Abe at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on Sept. 27 (NHK), a GOJ plan to shorten the seven-day quarantine period for close contacts of coronavirus patients by two days (Fuji TV, TV Asahi), and discussions at the….Read more

  • July 22, 2022
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Most broadcasters led with reports on the continued rise in COVID-19 cases across Japan, exceeding 180,000 yesterday and setting a record for the second straight day. All-time highs were reported in 35 of the country’s 47 prefectures. Fuji TV led with a report on a fatal stabbing in Akihabara, Tokyo, on Thursday.   Most national papers gave prominent front-page coverage….Read more

  • July 22, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on a Microsoft announcement regarding a global outage of its Teams online conference system (NHK), prosecutors’ investigation into payments from a major clothing retailer that sponsored the Olympics to a company run by a former board member of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee (NTV), the GOJ’s plan to keep two large-scale COVID-19 vaccination centers managed by….Read more

  • July 21, 2022
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Most broadcasters led with the exponential rise in COVID-19 cases, underscoring that a record high of over 150,000 people tested positive nationwide yesterday. Fuji TV gave top play to the arrest of a 28-year-old man in connection with the death of a wealthy woman in Osaka last year.   Top stories in national dailies included reports on the rise in….Read more

  • July 21, 2022
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Top stories on television news shows included the GOJ’s plan to hold a state funeral for former PM Abe on Sept. 27 (NHK, TV Asahi) and the finding that the company of a board member of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Committee received about 45 million yen from AOKI Holdings, which was an official supporter of the Tokyo Games (NTV). 

  • July 20, 2022
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Broadcasters led with reports on the extremely heavy rain in Kyoto and southern Kyushu (NHK, TV Asahi) and yesterday’s press conference by figure skater Hanyu Yuzuru in which he announced his intention to retire from competition (NTV, Fuji TV).   Top stories in national dailies included Hanyu’s retirement announcement (Asahi, Mainichi), a former Tokyo Olympic Games board member’s alleged receipt….Read more

  • July 20, 2022
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