1.North Korean media say the country has successfully launched a new type of cruise missile that potentially puts Japan within its range. The ruling party newspaper says the two tests took place on Saturday and Sunday.
2.Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party is set to hold a leadership election later this month. Three candidates outlined their policies on issues including diplomacy and national security ahead of the official campaign that starts on Friday.
3.Japan has extended its coronavirus state of emergency in many parts of the country, including Tokyo and Osaka, through the end of this month. The extension came into force on Monday, in 19 of the nation’s 47 prefectures.