1. Rescue crews are expanding the search for survivors of last weekend’s deadly mudslides in the city of Atami in central Japan. City officials say four people have been confirmed dead, while 80 others remain unaccounted for.
2. Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics have postponed announcing the results of a lottery to determine which ticketholders can attend the opening and closing ceremonies as well as some matches for seven sporting events.
3. Japan’s top court has turned down an appeal by the fourth daughter of the late Aum Shinrikyo cult leader Asahara Shoko requesting possession of her father’s cremated remains. The Supreme Court has instead ruled that the second daughter of Asahara, whose real name was Matsumoto Chizuo, can receive the ashes.

July 5, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

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