The Weekly Observer: October 11-15

Note from the compiler:

Greetings to anyone who reads this weekly newsletter!! I hope this is a helpful resource to stay abreast of the latest developments in Japan and an entertaining list of news that interests a wide range of readers. My aim has been to be both informative and professional in the way I compile the news every week.

As usual, the document has bookmarks so you can skip over sections that are not of interest.

This week’s lineup:
1. Prime Minister Kishida Dissolves the House of Representatives
2. Kishida Faces Question and Answer Session (代表質問)
3. Parties Prepare for Election at End of the Month
4. LDP and CDP Publish Campaign Policies
5. Political Developments
6. Japan Prepares for Next COVID-19 Outbreak
7. Kishida Cabinet Starts Diplomacy with Calls
8. Kishida Convenes the NSC
9. Defense/Security Developments
10. Other Noteworthy News
10a. TSMC to Build First Chip Plant in Japan
10b. Nippon Steel Sues Toyota and China’s Baoshan Over Patent Infringement

–Rintaro Nishimura

Image: Captain76 (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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