NHK and NTV led with reports that an earthquake with an intensity of upper 5 on the Japanese scale hit Oita Prefecture on Tuesday evening, saying there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Fuji TV and TV Asahi gave top play to reports on Tokyo Governor Koike’s announcement yesterday of her decision to relocate the Tokyo fish market to Toyosu but also retain the market function at Tsukiji. TBS carried a follow-up report on the Moritomo Gakuen scandal.
Most national dailies gave top play to reports on Tokyo Governor Koike’s announcement of her decision on the fish market relocation. Asahi and Mainichi led with follow-up reports on the Kake Gakuen scandal, including the Education Ministry’s release of documents indicating Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hagiuda’s alleged pressure on the ministry.