1. At the Tokyo Olympics, a Japan team packed with top players from the national professional leagues defeated the United States to win the baseball gold medal.
2. The United States claimed its seventh consecutive gold in women’s basketball on the last day of action at the Tokyo Olympics, Japan, in the final for the first time, had to settle for silver. Up against a U.S. team loaded with professional WNBA talent, Japan stuck to a game plan based on speed and looking for three-pointers. But the relentless U.S. went ahead early on, and closed out the game 90-to-75.
3. An NHK poll shows the approval rate for Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide’s Cabinet has dropped to the lowest level since he assumed office last September. The approval rate stands at 29 percent, down 4 points from last month. The disapproval rate rose 6 points to 52 percent, the highest ever for the Cabinet.