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