NHK and TV Asahi gave top coverage to the arrest of a 14-year-old middle school student in Aomori for the attempted murder of an elementary school girl yesterday. Other broadcasters led with reports on an announcement made by a member of the pop group Arashi that he has married a freelance anchorwoman.
Yomiuri, Mainichi, and Sankei led with reports on the damage caused by Typhoon Hagibis a month ago. Asahi gave top play to the allegation that the office of Prime Minister Abe invited voters in his constituency to join a sightseeing tour that included a government-sponsored cherry-blossom viewing event in 2018. The opposition camp is criticizing Abe for using taxpayer money to pay for an event to thank his supporters. Nikkei led with a report on the global race to put quantum cryptography to practical use.