NHK led with a report on the start of debate at the UN General Assembly yesterday, focusing on President Trump’s speech criticizing Iran and China and urging North Korea to denuclearize. TBS reported on the speech delivered on Monday by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg to world leaders at the UN special summit on climate change. TV Asahi filed a follow-up report on the murder of a couple in Sakaemachi, Ibaraki Prefecture. NTV aired a dash cam video of a taxi driving on the wrong side of the road with passengers onboard in Saga Prefecture. Fuji TV showed a dash cam recording of a road rage incident in Kagoshima.
Top stories in national dailies included President Trump’s remarks at the UN General Assembly (Yomiuri), an agreement by the U.S. and Japanese governments to conclude a new trade deal (Sankei), a session of the UN Climate Action Summit and Greta Thunberg’s speech (Asahi, Mainichi), and foreign funds’ increasing investment in Japanese companies (Nikkei).