October 17, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Mastumoto

  1. People in areas hit by Typhoon Hagibis are struggling to recover from flooding. NHK has learned the death toll has risen to 77.
  2. NHK has learned that Japan’s government is considering postponing the celebratory procession in Tokyo that has been scheduled to take place after the Emperor’s enthronement ceremony on Tuesday next week.
  3. The International Olympic Committee says it is considering moving the marathon and race walking events of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games to the northern Japanese city of Sapporo.