Afternoon Alert   -   Monday, September 9, 2019
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Noon news

NHK and all commercial networks led with reports on Typhoon Faxai, which made landfall in the Kanto region early Monday morning, bringing strong winds and torrential rains. The powerful typhoon disrupted transportation services in the Tokyo metropolitan area, affecting hundreds of thousands of commuters at the start of the week. According to NHK, the typhoon caused one death and 41 injuries in the Tokyo metropolitan area and Shizuoka Prefecture.


Seoul and Busan to label Japan firms suspected of WWII forced labor as 'war crimes companies' (The Japan Times)

Editorial: Time to reassess territorial negotiations (Nikkei)

Editorial: Midterm, long-term strategy needed to resolve territorial row with Russia (The Japan News)

Editorial: Japan-Russia talks on peace treaty, Northern Territories have whiff of futility (The Mainichi)

Cartoon: Conflicts there and here (Mainichi)


Expert: Japan's current air defense posture may be unable to intercept DPRK's new missiles (Sankei)

Japanese, South Korean defense authorities hold talks (Yomiuri)

Japan rejects South Korea's offer to extend intel-sharing pact for retraction of trade controls (The Japan Times)


Kuroda says cutting rates 'further into negative' an option (Nikkei Asian Review)

Pressured by its struggling finances, Yokohama goes all in on casino bid (The Japan Times)

Editorial: In-depth debate needed to clarify antitrust rules for tech giants (The Asahi Shimbun)

Mitsubishi Aircraft to win orders for 100 units of SpaceJet (Jiji Press)

Editorial: Give prospective foreign care workers support to overcome language barriers (The Japan News)

Japan's plan to increase catch of bluefin tuna in 2020 rejected by fisheries commission (The Japan Times)


Prime minister's schedule on Sept. 6, 2019 (Sankei)

Prime minister's schedule on Sept. 7, 2019 (Sankei)

Highlights of Japan-related events scheduled for Sept. 9-15 (Kyodo News)

Abe to pick trade point man Motegi as Japan's top diplomat (Nikkei Asian Review)

Komeito's Akaba likely to become land minister (Jiji Press)

Abe eyes Olympics minister Suzuki to head LDP's decision-making body (Kyodo News)


Japan should leverage its experience to advance manned space development (NIKKEI Business Daily)


U.S. Olympic gold medalist holds swimming clinic in Tokyo

NTV aired a 2-minute report on Sunday on American swimmer Anthony Ervin, who won gold medals in the 2000 Sydney Olympics and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The network reported on a swim clinic Ervin held in Tokyo last month that was sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and other organizations. During an interview with the broadcaster, Ervin stressed the importance of rebounding from adversity and continuing to take on new challenges.

Cabinet approves policy for Ainu ethnic minority (NHK WORLD)


U.S. service member arrested on DUI charge (Ryukyu Shimpo)

Okinawa prosecutor decides not to indict deceased U.S. serviceman for murder (Okinawa Times)

U.S. Embassy Tokyo Media Analysis and Translation Team