1. Sources say Tokyo prosecutors questioned former prime minister Abe Sinzo on a voluntary basis on Monday over alleged political funding violations involving his support group.
  2.  Former agriculture minister Yoshikawa Takamori has resigned as a member of the Lower House of Japan’s Diet. The move came amid allegations that he received cash from a lobbyist.
  3.  The Tokyo Metropolitan government reported 563 new coronavirus cases in the Japanese capital on Tuesday. It is the first time for a Tuesday to mark more than 500 confirmed cases.
December 22, Tuesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki