1. Japan’s Cabinet Office says the country’s economy saw a historic downturn in the April-June quarter. GDP contracted by the most in 40 years as the pandemic upended the economy.
  2. Economic Revitalization Minister Nishimura Yasutoshi told a news conference on Monday that Japan’s GDP contraction in the April-June quarter was caused by measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
  3. A Japanese classical music promotion group has measured how droplets spread during a performance, saying that the findings will help concerts return to how they were before the coronavirus pandemic.


August 17, Monday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki