NHK, NTV, and TV Asahi gave top play to the extreme heat in Japan, calling for caution against heatstroke. TBS led with a report on sumo wrestler Mitakeumi, who won the summer tournament in Nagoya. Fuji TV gave top play to a report that a woman and her lover were arrested in Mie Prefecture on suspicion of abandoning the body of the woman’s husband.
Major front-page stories in national papers included former Foreign Minister Kishida’s decision not to run in the LDP presidential election in September, Yamato Transport’s admission that it has overcharged a total of 2,640 companies approximately 1.7 billion yen in moving fees, an agreement between Japan and Vietnam for Japan to accept 10,000 Vietnamese elderly care workers, and TEPCO’s plan to start removing molten nuclear fuel from Reactor No. 2 of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant beginning in 2021.