1. Japan’s Prime Minister Abe Shinzo intends to step down to deal with a health problem. Abe has told his ruling Liberal Democratic Party officials of his intention to resign.
  2. Japan’s government says it will aim to secure enough coronavirus vaccine for all citizens in the country by the first half of next year.
  3. Members of a group of Black players of Major League Baseball say they are donating two days’ worth of their salaries to support the cause of social justice.