August 31, Monday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.