NHK and TV Asahi reported on the lingering effects of Typhoon Faxai in Chiba Prefecture more than one week after it hit the region. NTV gave top coverage to the derailment of a commuter train in Hong Kong yesterday. TBS reported on the athletes’ boycott of the All Japan Taekwondo Association’s training camp for potential participants in the 2020 Olympic Games. Fuji TV led with the arrest yesterday of a man for molesting a member of an idol group on September 1.
Top stories in national dailies included a GOJ plan to establish a new economic policy section within the National Security Secretariat (Mainichi, Yomiuri), a GOJ plan to strengthen restrictions on foreign investment in key industries for national security including nuclear power and semiconductors (Nikkei), new mobile phone plans that fall short of expectations (Asahi), and an interview with President Hashimoto of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (Sankei).