NHK and NTV gave top play to reports on the ongoing election campaign for the Lower House election. TV Asahi led with a report on a data falsification scandal involving Kobe Steel. TBS gave top play to a report on the North Korean situation. Fuji TV reported that the temperature in Tokyo is likely to drop to 12 degrees Celsius today.
Most national papers led with reports on the campaign speeches delivered across the nation on Sunday by Prime Minister Abe and the leaders of other major political parties. Sankei’s top story was an article on the 20th anniversary of the effectuation of the Act on Organ Transplantation today, stressing that the number of organ transplants in Japan is still the lowest among industrialized countries.