September 29, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Kishida Fumio has been elected leader of Japan’s main ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The career politician is now virtually assured to become prime minister, following Suga Yoshihide. Kishida called on the party to unify so that it can achieve its goals and meet the needs of the people it represents.
2.Cases of so-called breakthrough infections, in which fully vaccinated people test positive for the coronavirus, are being reported across Japan.
3.South Korea’s military says the hypersonic missile North Korea said it launched on Tuesday appears to be at an early stage of development and will take a long time for the country to deploy for warfare.