November 19, Friday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. Major League Baseball two-way star Ohtani Shohei has been named this year’s Most Valuable Player in the American League. He is the second Japanese to win the award following Suzuki Ichiro in 2001.
2. Japan’s financial regulator is arranging to issue another business improvement order to Mizuho Financial Group and its banking unit in response to a series of system failures earlier this year. Mizuho plans to consider whether the group’s president and CEO should resign.
3. Honda Motor s.ays it expects three of its plants in Japan to return to normal operations in early December following production cutbacks partly resulting from a global shortage of semiconductors.