NHK and TV Asahi continued to report on the heat wave scorching Japan. NTV led with a report on the ongoing efforts to find people still missing after the record rainfall in western Japan last week. TBS reported on the abnormal weather around the globe. Fuji TV gave top play to a report on an incident in which molten rock crashed through the roof of a sightseeing boat off Hawaii’s Big Island.
All national dailies except Nikkei led with the official signing in Tokyo yesterday of an economic partnership agreement (EPA) between Japan and the EU.