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Reporters for Yomiuri Shimbun travel in the style that newspapermen elsewhere only think they should: in chauffeur-driven limousines adorned with the newspaper's red-and-white corporate flag. If a chauffeur exceeds the speed limit, no policeman is likely to issue a ticket; instead, a deferential officer may call out, "Yomiurisan, please take pains to slow down. Many thanks." For a longer trip, reporters may fly in one of Yomiuri's four helicopters or three airplanes. The paper also operates Japan's foremost professional baseball team, the Yomiuri Giants,...

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