NHK led with a report saying Foreign Minister Kono and his South Korean counterpart Kang failed to find any middle ground on the requisitioned workers issue at their meeting in Beijing yesterday. NTV and Fuji TV reported that a door on a Tohoku Shinkansen traveling at top speed suddenly opened yesterday. TV Asahi and TBS also featured reporting on unstable weather yesterday, noting that thunderstorms occurred in many places.
Yomiuri, Mainichi, and Sankei gave top play to the Japan-ROK foreign ministerial. Nikkei led with a GOJ plan to draw up rules on the commercial use of drones, while Asahi gave top coverage to its finding that a large number of government workers at 46 municipalities in western Japan that were affected by flooding and mudslides last year worked excessive overtime.