1. Myanmar’s military is rapidly setting up an administrative system to rule the country following Monday’s coup.
  2. Japan’s Diet is expected to enact a plan to revise three laws to help Japan more effectively tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The three are the special anti-coronavirus law, the infectious disease control law and the quarantine law.
  3. U.S. President Joe Biden has harshly criticized the military coup in Myanmar, hinting at imposing sanctions again on the country that had moved toward democracy.
February 3, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki