June 3, Monday, 2024

1. Japan is changing the design of its paper currency for the first time in 20 years. Three new banknotes will go into circulation on July 3, and industries are busy installing systems to accept the bills. A survey by the finance ministry found that more than 90 percent of bank ATMs will be alle to handle the notes when they appear.
2. Multiple media reports say Claudia Sheibaum is on course to become Mexico’s first female president. A preliminary vote count shows that she secured more than 50 percent of the ballots in Sunday’s election. Sheibaum, a former Mexico City mayor from the ruling leftist party Morena, had about 58 percent of the vote in the preliminary results released by Mexico’s National Electoral Institute.
3. Japan’s Imperial Household Agency says Empress Emerita Michiko has been infected wit the coronavirus. The agency says the Empress Emerita has had coughs since early Sunday morning and discomfort in her throat from Monday morning.