NHK gave top play to a report that papers will be filed with prosecutors against sumo grand champion Harumafuji today for allegedly assaulting a junior sumo wrestler. NTV led with reports on Japanese baseball player Shohei Otani’s decision to join the Los Angeles Angels. TV Asahi gave top play to updates on an incident in which the chief priest of Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine was killed by her brother last week. TBS led with a report on the arrest of three crewmembers of a North Korean boat on charges of stealing a generator from an unmanned island in Hokkaido. Fuji TV gave top play to a report that a three-year-old boy went missing in Fukui Prefecture after his father left him unattended in a car for 10 minutes.
No national papers were published today because of a press holiday.