October 18, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed 29 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday. That is the lowest single-day figure in the capital this year. It is the first time since June 22 last year that the daily tally has dropped below 30.
2. The Japanese government says 67 percent of the country’s population have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Government officials say nearly 85 million people have gotten two doses of the vaccines as of Monday.
3. The boyfriend of Japan’s Princess Mako is visiting her parents, Crown Prince and Princess Akishino, at the Akasaka Estate. He is set to wed Princess Mako later this month. Princess Mako is the eldest daughter of Crown Prince and Princess Akishino. She is going to marry Komuro Kei on October 26. The two were university classmates.