1. Hashimoto Seiko has officially been chosen as the president of the Tokyo Games organizing committee. She stepped down for her cabinet position as Olympic Minister.
  2. The Japanese government is considering plans to maintain the current state of emergency in order to ensure the smooth rollout of coronavirus vaccinations.
  3. The United States says it intends to pay over 300 million dollars in obligations to the World Health Organization by the end of this month.
February 18, Thursday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki