NHK and NTV gave top play to previews of this evening’s Japan-Poland match at the FIFA World Cup. TBS, Fuji TV, and TV Asahi led with updates on the arrest of a former SDF member on charges of killing a police officer and security guard in Toyama.
Mainichi gave top play to a report on a meeting between National Security Advisor Bolton and Russian President Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, during which they reportedly agreed that the United States and Russia will hold a summit in a third country in July. Nikkei and Asahi led with reports on an agreement reached between Idemitsu Kosan and Showa Shell to merge in April 2019. Yomiuri and Sankei gave top coverage to reports on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s enactment of an ordinance to ban smoking in 80% of restaurants by 2020.