August 9, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. People in Japan are taking a moment to remember the victims of one of history’s most catastrophic war events on Monday. On this day 76 years ago, a U.S. military plane dropped an atomic bomb on the southwestern city of Nagasaki, just three days after the world’s first atomic attack leveled Hiroshima. 2. Foreign media outlets have given their assessments of the Tokyo Olympic Games that closed on Sunday. The BBC said, “In Britain, many have loved watching it, and will remember these Olympics as a classic. The BBC also said the circumstances surrounding the Tokyo Olympics may make it harder to attract bidders to host the Games in the future. Reuters reported that “with strict pandemic countermeasures and as COVID-19 variants have surged back around the world, the Olympics fell short of the triumph and financial windfall Japan had wanted.”
3. A tropical storm (Lupit;台風9号) made landfall in Japan’s southwestern prefecture of Kagoshima on Sunday night, bringing heavy rain to parts of the Kyushu region. It is expected to move across the Shikoku and Chugoku regions.