1. Japan Self-Defense Force medical teams are in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido to help with large clusters of coronavirus infections. Ground Self-Defense Force personnel started working Wednesday at Keiyu-kai Yoshida Hospital and Hokkaido Ryoikuen, a facility for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.
  2. Tuesday marked the deadline under U.S. federal law for states to finalize the results of their balloting in last month’s presidential election. Many U.S. media outlets say President Donald Trump’s efforts to contest the election results will face greater difficulty after the so-called “safe harbor” deadline.
  3. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden says he aims to administer 100 million COVID-19 vaccine shots to the American people in the first 100 days of his administration. He said the top members of his team are “going to get ready on day one to spare not a single effort to get this pandemic under control, so we can get back to work, get back to our lives, get back to our loved ones.”


December 9, Wednesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki