NHK gave top play to the passage at the British House of Commons of a bill to delay Brexit. TV-Asahi and Fuji TV led with reports on torrential rains in Mie Prefecture early this morning. NTV and TBS gave top coverage to a ceremony commemorating the late entertainment business tycoon Johnny Kitagawa.
Asahi, Mainichi, and Sankei gave top play to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s televised announcement yesterday that her government will officially rescind the extradition bill. Yomiuri led with a report on a plan by Prime Minister Abe to keep LDP Secretary General Nikai and Policy Research Council Chairman Kishida in their current posts. Nikkei gave top coverage to moves by listed companies in Japan to step up their disposal of cross-held shares, applying the proceeds to new research and debt repayment.