September 7, Tuesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The Japanese government is expected to decide whether to extend the coronavirus state of emergency based on vaccination progress and the situation of healthcare services. Tokyo, Osaka and 19 other prefectures are under a state of emergency through September 12. Twelve other prefectures are under quasi-emergency measures until the same date.
2.Japan’s main governing Liberal Democratic Party is preparing for a leadership election scheduled for later this month. Five possible candidates are said to be preparing to join the race.
3.Tokyo’s benchmark stock index rose above the 30,000-mark for the first time in around five months. The Nikkei Average gained more than 300 points in the Tuesday morning session from the previous close.