NHK gave top play to a report on the situation in Hokkaido one week after a powerful earthquake struck the island, saying that 41 people have been killed and 1,592 people are still living in shelters. TV Asahi led with a report on President Putin’s sudden proposal to conclude a peace treaty before resolving the territorial dispute. Fuji TV gave top play to a report that an object that appeared to be a bomb was found on a runway at Narita Airport this morning. TBS gave top play to a report that Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka arrived at Haneda Airport early this morning. NTV led with a report that Japanese pop stars Hideaki Takizawa and Tsubasa Imai announced that they will dissolve their duo this year.
Most papers led with reports on Russian President Putin’s proposal to conclude a peace treaty with Japan this year.