1. Officials are celebrating a successful launch of a Japanese rocket. It is part of the United Arab Emirates mission to Mars. Scientists and researchers in the UAE hope it will shed new light on the red planet.
  2. Officials of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government reported 168 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday. The daily tally for the capital has remained below 200 for the second day in a row.
  3. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has warned that the island will face intensifying pressure from China. Tsai gave a speech on Sunday at the convention of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party. She was returned as party leader after winning a second term as president in a January election.