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Sho's Analysis

Jun. 8, 2017

Farewell Message to Our Viewers

Tonight was my last show as a presenter of Newsroom Tokyo. From tomorrow, I will be working in a new post as a senior international news commentator.

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Jun. 7, 2017

Qatar Crisis

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and four other countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday. They say its support for Islamist groups is destabilizing the region.

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Jun. 2, 2017

Trump Quits Paris Climate Deal

When the Paris Agreement on climate change was signed, it was a cause for celebration. At long last, the nations of the world had reached consensus on combating global warming. But that all changed when US President Donald Trump announced that he intends to withdraw his country from the pact.

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May 26, 2017

Jakarta Bombings Linked to ISIL

Police in Indonesia say they believe the twin explosions that struck Jakarta on Wednesday were carried out by a local group that supports the Islamic State militants.

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Apr. 26, 2017

String of Government Gaffes

Japan's prime minister and members of his party are in damage control after a controversial comment by a cabinet minister.

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Mar. 23, 2017

Lawmakers Hear Scandal Testimony

Lawmakers Hear Scandal Testimony

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Mar. 17, 2017

School President to Testify

Anchor Sho Beppu analyzes 2 issues -- a land-deal scandal in Osaka, and the controversial handling of records by Japanese peacekeepers in South Sudan.

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Mar. 16, 2017

Tough Trip Ahead

Japan's foreign minister and his US counterpart held a meeting in Tokyo and exchanged views on a range of issues. But the focus was on North Korea.

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Dec. 13, 2016

Fight for Aleppo in Final Stages

The Syrian military's fight to retake the northern city of Aleppo appears to be in its final stages. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says some 97 percent of areas once held by opposition forces have been seized.

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Nov. 15, 2016

New Duties for Japan's SDF

The next Japanese unit to join a UN peace keeping mission in South Sudan will be operating under new orders.

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