1. Trading resumed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday after it was halted by a technical glitch for all of Thursday.
  2. The Science Council of Japan plans to ask the government to explain why it refused to appoint six people as new members of the leading academic body, and renew its request for their appointment.
  3. The United States President Donald Trump and the first lady have tested positive for COVID-19, just mon month before Americans head to the polls. The White House released a doctor’s report saying both Trump and his wife are well, and will be treated in their official residence.