1. Tokyo lifted its coronavirus alert on Thursday. That means pachinko parlors and amusement parks can reopen, and bars and restaurants can stay open later.
  2. Japan’s Upper House budget committee approved a second supplementary budget for the current fiscal year on Friday to respond to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The budget is expected to be enacted in the afternoon at a plenary session.
  3. June 12th marks two years since the U.S. president and the leader of North Korea held their first denuclearization summit in Singapore. In a sign of how relations have soured since then, Pyongyang is marking the anniversary with some tough words for Washington. It says there’s no point in Kim Jong Un maintaining personal ties with Donald Trump, unless the U.S. abandons its hostile policies.
June 12, Friday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki