NHK led with a report that President Trump’s signing yesterday of a proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights is creating a stir in the international community. TBS reported on the arrest of a man yesterday for murdering his parents in Nagoya last Friday, while TV Asahi also gave top coverage to this story and a report about a man in his 80s who stabbed his son and his common-law wife in Fukuoka Prefecture. NTV reported on a Japanese language school in Tokyo that is suspected of swindling about 70 million yen from 70 Vietnamese nationals. Fuji TV’s top story was about ace table tennis player Jun Mizutani revealing that his eyesight is failing.
Major front-page stories in national dailies included reactions to the release of the Mueller report, the beginning of additional earth pouring operations off Camp Schwab, a South Korean plan to fly drones over the Liancourt Rocks for maritime research, and a plan by the Transport Ministry to require taxi operators to train drivers on how to accommodate passengers in wheelchairs.