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- The Meteorological Agency says Japan has entered the rainy season, except for the northern part of the Tohoku region. Agency officials said on Thursday that a seasonal rain front and warm, damp air are creating unstable atmospheric conditions over western and eastern Japan.
- NHK has learned that the Tokyo metropolitan government is moving to lift its coronavirus alert after 22 new infections were confirmed on Thursday.
- A brother of George Floyd, a black man who died after being pinned down by a white police officer, has called for law enforcement reforms in testimony to Congress. The younger brother, Philonise Floyd, spoke before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.