I’ve noticed a lot of NHK news articles start with one paragraph summary of the news, then follow it up with one or two more paragraphs basically saying the exact same thing. They are not even paraphrasing most of the time; they literally say the same thing using the same verbs again, but just change around sentence structure a little bit.
Anyone living in Japan, or connections to Japanese people, have any insight into why this is? Is it just NHK’s style, or do other news outlets do something similar?
Example below on the recent trade war news between my country and our favourite neighbours. The two areas circled in red are what I’m referring to.