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- China’s congress has adopted a resolution to create national security legislation for Hong Kong. The step has unleashed a new wave of protests in the territory and drawn a sharp rebuke from the United States.
- The mayor of Kitakyushu City in southwestern Japan has warned of a huge second wave of coronavirus infections there. A total of 22 new cases were confirmed in Kitakyushu between Saturday and Wednesday. The route of infection for 17 of those remain unknown.
- Japan prides itself on having one of the smallest homeless population of all advanced nations. The majority of them are more than 60 years old—but under the economic impact of the coronavirus young people who have lost their jobs have also started appearing on the streets.