July 21, Sunday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. People across Japan are casting their ballots in the Upper House election. About 47,000 polling stations opened at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday.
  2. Japan’s meteorological agency says 110 millimeters of rain fell in one hour in Fukuoka and Saga Prefectures. The agency has issued warnings for flooding and landslides in the area.
  3. Police say the suspect in an arson attack that killed dozens of people at an animation studio in Kyoto may have used a bucket to spray gasoline before setting it afire.