June 23, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. People in the southern Japanese prefecture of Okinawa are looking back at one of the deadliest battles of World War II, which occurred 76 years ago. The clash on the islands between the Japanese military and U.S. forces came to an end on June 23.
2.Wednesday marks one month before the Tokyo Olympic Games are scheduled to start. Uncertainties remain about spectator capacities, but preparations are under way to receive athletes from across the world. The Games will open on July 23, after one year of postponement due to the pandemic. 3. Japan’s Supreme Court has ruled that an article of the country’s civil code that says married couples must have the same surname does not violate the Constitution. The court’s issuance of the view was its second, following one in 2015.