November 8, Monday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. NHK has learned that Prime Minister Kishida Fumio is arranging to appoint former Defense Minister Nakatani Gen as his special advisor on human rights issues. Nakatani, a 64-year-old Lower House member, co-chairs a non-partisan parliamentarian group on China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
2. Business travelers who arrived at Narita Airport near Tokyo on Monday say they welcome Japan’s easing of coronavirus entry restrictions. From Monday, the quarantine period for vaccinated business travelers—Japanese nationals and foreign residents of Japan—has been reduced from 10 to three days, in principle.
3. Chinese President Xi Jinping has briefed those participating in a Communist Party meeting on a draft of a key resolution regarding the party’s history.