1. Construction machinery makers are adopting digital technologies to improve disaster recovery work. This comes as Japan marks on Monday one year since Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in the country. The storm caused rivers to overflow, inflicting considerable damage. Komatsu streamlined repair work by introduction 3D mapping technology based on land survey data collected by drones.
  2. A new survey shows that an increasing number of cancer patients have refrained from going to see doctors amid the coronavirus pandemic. But it also shows that some were able to cope with anxiety with better information.
  3. Japan’s welfare ministry says the number of applications for welfare in July was down by 11.1 percent from July last year. It dropped by 2,463 to 19,650. Ministry officials say that the cash hand-out of 100,000 ye, or more than 900 dollars, for all people in Japan earlier this year amid the coronavirus outbreak and an emergency small loan program must have helped the needy.


October 12, Monday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki