NHK and TV Asahi gave top play to reports on the extreme heat throughout Japan over the weekend, saying that today will also be very hot. Fuji TV led with a report on a mass shooting at a gaming tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, on Sunday. TBS led with a report on the strong performance of Japanese athletes in the Asian Games. NTV gave top play to a report on a 24-hour-charity TV program that it aired on Sunday.
Top stories in national dailies included Prime Minister Abe’s declaring his candidacy for the LDP presidential race (Yomiuri, Sankei), survey results showing that only 3% of residents who were warned to evacuate due to heavy rain actually took shelter (Asahi), a plan by the Environment Ministry to promote the use of biodegradable plastic (Mainichi), and a plan by the Welfare Ministry to expand the scope of pension payments for part-time workers (Nikkei).