NHK gave top play to a report that a man was found dead and two people were found injured at an apartment in Yokohama at about 1:30 a.m. today. NTV led with a report on the Japanese national soccer team’s historic victory over Colombia on Tuesday. TBS ran a follow-up report on the suspicious death of a real estate mogul in Wakayama. TV Asahi led with a report on the arrest of a woman on suspicion of killing her brother in Osaka. Fuji TV gave top play to a report on the heavy rain in the Kyushu region.
Top stories in national dailies included a finding that unauthorized private lodgings are listed on Airbnb’s website in Japan (Asahi), survey results showing that a new nursing care program is only being used by 10% of those with lighter support needs (Mainichi), a GOJ plan to step up measures to prevent theft of radioactive materials to thwart terrorism (Yomiuri), moves by Japanese startups to seek their purchase by large corporate groups rather than go through financial markets for capital (Nikkei), and a plan by a monorail operator in Okinawa to allow Chinese tourists to use the Alipay online payment platform at ticket gates (Sankei).