June 15, Tuesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. Japanese opposition parties in the Lower House of the Diet submitted a no-confidence motion on Tuesday morning against Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide’s Cabinet. The move came after the opposition’s request for a three-month extension to the current Diet session had been rejected by Suga’s government and governing parties.
2. The state-run, large scale coronavirus vaccination sites in Tokyo and Osaka will begin offering shots to younger people. Vaccinations for people aged 65 or older are underway at the venues, which are operated by the Defense Ministry. But the sites have plenty of free slots through June 27. 3. Last year saw a record number of children in Japan’s elementary, junior high and high schools take their lives. While these suicides cannot be definitively linked to the coronavirus pandemic, there’s growing concern that the disruption to normal life has left many children struggling to cope.