1. People in Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa are looking back at one of the fiercest and bloodiest battles of World War II. Seventy-five years ago today, Japan’s military operations against U.S. forces on the islands came to an end.
  2. Former U.S. national security advisor John Bolton says he asked Japan last year, on behalf of President Donald Trump, to pay 8 billion dollars annually to host American troops. The request was more than four times the amount Japan currently pays.
  3. The World Health Organization has urged countries to tighten anti-coronavirus measures again. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva on Monday that more than 183,000 new cases—the largest single-day increase ever—were reported to his organization on Sunday.
June 23, Tuesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki