- Sweltering heat continued in Japan on Wednesday. Weather officials are advising people to be cautious of heatstroke.
- Japanese executives are reluctant to spend money on plant and equipment due to the coronavirus pandemic. A survey shows growth in planned capital investment at its lowest in 11 years.
- Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Agnes Chow has appeared in court to face charges of inciting people to take part in an illegal gathering.
August 5, Wednesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki