July 12, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. An NHK survey has found that the approval rating for Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide’s Cabinet has fallen to an all-time low, while the disapproval rating is at its highest ever. 2. Japanese pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo is preparing to launch a large-scale clinical trial on tis experimental coronavirus mRNA vaccine as early as this year. 3. Tokyo enters its fourth coronavirus state of emergency on Monday, with bars and restaurants being requested not to offer alcohol as part of efforts to prevent infections.