October 11, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1.The East Japan Railway Company says a power outrage has knocked out services on several lines in the Tokyo area. The operator temporarily suspended services on nine lines in Tokyo, including the Yamanote Line, at around 1 P.M. Three of these remained out of operation as of 2:30 P.M.
2.Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has expressed her determination to strengthen defense capabilities in a speech during celebrations for Double Ten Day, which Taiwan considers its founding day. Tsai said that “routinization of Chinese military activity” in Taiwan’s air defense identification zone “has seriously affected both our national security and aviation safety.”
3. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 49 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Monday. The figure is down by 11 from the previous day. It also hit a record low for the third day in a row.