1. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a heavy rain emergency warning for parts of Gifu and Nagano prefectures in the central part of the country. The warning is the highest level of alert on the agency’s scale.
  2. The US government has officially notified the UN that it will withdraw from the World Health Organization in July next year.
  3. The Japanese government has laid out recommendations to prevent another shortage of masks and other medical equipment.