- Heavy rains are pounding parts of Kyushu and Shikoku. Weather officials warn that wide areas of western and eastern Japan may also be subject to more rain through Sunday.
- Chinas has launched a space probe in the hope of landing a rover on Mars next year, when the country marks the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party’s founding.
- An online survey has revealed that one in four full-time homemakers in Japan don’t want their husbands to continue to work from home amid the coronavirus pandemic.
July 24, Friday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa