- Tokyo prosecutors are expected to bring a summary indictment soon against a secretary of former prime minister Abe Shinzo over alleged political funding violations involving his support group.
- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed a senior U.N. official from Japan to lead its office in the Serbian capital of Belgrade working toward a peace-building mission in Kosovo. A U.N. spokesperson said on Tuesday that Yamashita Mari will serve as Representative and Director of the U.N. Office in Belgrade.
- A Japanese government panel on the coronavirus has discussed anti-infection measures for the upcoming holiday season, and a new variant of the virus found to be spreading in Britain.
December 23, Wednesday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki