1. Tokyo’s benchmark stock index has hit the 30,000 mark for the first time in over three decades.
  2. Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide says coronavirus vaccinations will begin on Wednesday, starting with medical workers.
  3.  Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi has formally accepted the Italian premiership, paving the way for a new government to be sworn in on Saturday.
February 15, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki