NHK gave top play to a report that Subaru Corp. announced on Tuesday that it found new cases of the fabrication of its vehicles’ mileage data. NTV led with updates on the suspicious death of a real estate mogul in Wakayama. TV Asahi gave top play to a report that Finance Minister Aso once again said he will not step down despite mounting calls for resignation from the opposition parties. TBS continued to report on the scandal involving Nihon University’s football team. Fuji TV led with a report on the arrest of a 31-year-old woman in Shiga for abandoning the body of her mother.
Major front-page items in national papers included Subaru’s acknowledgement of additional fabrication of product data, updates on the Moritomo Gakuen scandal, and a GOJ policy to accept more foreign workers, including “manual laborers,” in such sectors as agriculture, tourism, construction, shipbuilding, and elderly care.