September 16, Thursday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1.A North Korean newspaper says the country’s military test-fired a missile from a train early Wednesday. The newspaper says the missile accurately hit a target in the Sea of Japan 800 kilometers away.
2.Weather officials say severe tropical storm Chanthu may make landfall in western Japan on Friday. They are advising people in the storm’s path to be on alert and secure their safety during the day on Thursday. The officials say rain and wind may intensify after dark.
3.The number of new coronavirus cases in Japan continued to decline on Wednesday as the vaccine rollout makes steady progress. The government is considering whether to offer their third shots to enhance the effect of vaccines.