1. Japan’s government is planning to issue a state of emergency for a second time to contain rising coronavirus cases in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures.                                                                          2. 2021 is expected to see a big increase in the areas of Japan where people can use the next generation 5G wireless networks. The nation’s main mobile carriers are planning to introduce cheaper rates for using high-speed, high-capacity 5G networks.    3. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says tougher restrictions may be necessary in his country, where a variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading.
January 4, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki