1. Japan’s new Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide says his cabinet is in full swing and ready to get down to business on its first full day in office.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump has contradicted the director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention over when a coronavirus vaccine could be widely available.
  3. Budget airline Jetstar Japan is struggling to absorb the plunge in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Management has asked 200 pilots and 400 cabin crew to take voluntarily retirement, or long-term unpaid leave.