- The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a heavy rain emergency warning for parts of Gifu and Nagano prefectures in the central part of the country. The warning is the highest level of alert on the agency’s scale.
- The US government has officially notified the UN that it will withdraw from the World Health Organization in July next year.
- The Japanese government has laid out recommendations to prevent another shortage of masks and other medical equipment.
July 8, Wednesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki