February 23, Sunday, 2020 (2: 00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. A woman in her 60s in Tochigi Prefecture, north of Tokyo, has tested positive for the new coronavirus after disembarking from the quarantined cruise ship docked near Tokyo.
  2. Sunday marks one month since a de-facto lockdown began for the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan.
  3. Japanese Emperor Naruhito turned 60 on Sunday. Ahead of its first day, the Emperor held his first news conference since ascending the throne in May last year.