NHK led with a report saying British Prime Minister May will propose holding a second referendum on Brexit. TBS reported that former LDP Secretary General Ishiba said on a TV program yesterday that the likelihood of simultaneous Lower and Upper House elections being held this summer is 40%. NTV and TV Asahi gave top coverage to the heaviest rainfall so far this year in the Kanto and Tokai regions yesterday. Fuji TV reported on the arrest of a man in Aichi Prefecture for threatening his neighbors repeatedly even after being released from prison for the same offense.
Major front-page items in national papers included the GOJ’s decision regarding a parade in central Tokyo on Oct. 22 to celebrate the Emperor’s accession, data suggesting a narrowing disparity between the number of male and female applicants admitted to medical school this spring, decisions by a number of U.S. companies to stop doing business with Huawei following the Trump administration’s imposition of sanctions on the Chinese tech giant, and a report on the alleged difficulties that Japanese enterprises are experiencing in responding to the punitive tariffs that the U.S. plans to impose on Chinese imports.