1. In Japan’s southwestern region of kyushu, the heavy rainfall is now being blamed for the deaths of more than 50 people. Weather officials have switched a heavy rain emergency warning issued for Fukuoka, Saga and Nagasaki prefectures to a warning. But they’re asking people to remain on alert for landslides and rivers spilling over their banks.
  2. Japan’s household spending plunged in May, posting its biggest decline on record, as the coronavirus outbreak continued to keep consumers at home. The internal affairs ministry says average spending by households with two or more people stood at just over 252,000 yen, or about 2,350 dollars.
  3. U.S. immigration authorities say they will not issue visas to foreign students at U.S. universities and high schools if all of their classes are offered online. Those who are already in the U.S. will be asked to leave the country or transfer to schools with in-person classes.




July 7, Tuesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki