NHK gave top play to a report that Russia has decided to send 387 athletes to the Rio Olympics while the IOC has yet to decide whether to ban all Russian athletes because of a “state-sponsored” cover-up of doping. NTV led with a report that many Japanese athletes were given send-off parties before their departure for the Rio Olympics. TV Asahi gave top play to a report on the death of TV personality Kyosen Ohashi. TBS led with a report that there were 13 earthquakes in Ibaraki Prefecture in July. Fuji TV reported that many Japanese people are eagerly waiting for the release of the “Pokemon Go” smartphone game.
Most national dailies gave top play to the Republican Party’s official nomination of Donald Trump as its presidential candidate. Nikkei led with a report on a Health Ministry plan to compile guidelines for proper administration of expensive medicines.