1. Sweltering heat continued in Japan on Wednesday. Weather officials are advising people to be cautious of heatstroke.
  2. Japanese executives are reluctant to spend money on plant and equipment due to the coronavirus pandemic. A survey shows growth in planned capital investment at its lowest in 11 years.
  3. Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow has appeared in court to face charges of inciting people to take part in an illegal gathering.