- A memorial ceremony has been held to mark 35 years since a Japan Airlines jumbo jet crashed in a mountainous village north of Tokyo, killing 520 people.
- The prefecture and the city of Hiroshima have appealed a district court ruling that legally recognized people exposed to radioactive rain immediately after the 1945 atomic bombing as “hibakusha,” or survivors of the bombing.
- The presumptive U.S. Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has picked California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. If Biden wins November’s presidential election, Harris would be the first black woman to become vice president of the United States.
August 12, Wednesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline