October 26, Tuesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.The eldest daughter of Japan’s Crown Prince has officially left the Imperial household, becoming a commoner. Komuro Mako and her husband spoke publicly on Tuesday after getting married. Komuro Mako said, “I have been helped, watched and supported by many people for the past thirty years. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to those who have worked with me.”
2.The Japanese government says over 70 percent of the country’s population has been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Officials said on Tuesday that nearly 88.8 million people in Japan have received two doses. They said about 97.2 million people have received at least one vaccine shot.
3.An expert panel advising Japan’s health ministry on coronavirus measures says new cases hit their lowest level since summer of last year but urges maintaining anti-infection measures. The daily count in Tokyo has been below 30 for three straight days. The panel also said numbers of people going out at night are rising in many areas. They expressed concern that the pace of decline in new infections could slow.