1. NHK calculates that the number of confirmed infections around the world now exceeds 100,000.
  2. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says authorities will work with the cruise industry to strengthen the screening of passengers for the novel coronavirus.
  3. An international survey shows female representation in national parliaments around the world has almost doubled in the past 25 years. But Japan ranked low despite an increase in the proportion of female lawmakers.