1. Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko says a record 366 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in the Japanese capital on Thursday. This is the first time the daily total has exceeded 300 in Tokyo.
  2. NHK has learned that the organizing committee of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games is studying detailed measures to prevent coronavirus infections. Informed sources say committee officials have drawn up more than 400 proposals for anti-virus measures. They are working with Saitama Super Arena, the venue for basketball, as a model.
  3. The White House has formally acknowledged that it ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, Texas. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement on Wednesday that the closure was “to protect American intellectual property and Americans’ private information.”
July 23, Thursday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa