- Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga Yoshihide is likely to wait to announce his intention to run to succeed Prime Minister Abe Shinzo until now and when the method of choosing a successor is agreed.
- A delegation led by the Czech Republic’s Senate president has arrived in Taiwan. It is unusual for senior officials of a country that has diplomatic ties with China to visit Taiwan.
- A Japanese start-up company has showcased for reporters a test flight of a manned vehicle, a so-called “flying car.” The vehicle uses propellers, much like a drone.
August 31, Monday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki