NHK and TBS gave led with reports saying that more than 300 people have been infected with the Wuhan coronavirus. NHK added that the United States has also confirmed the first domestic case of the virus. TV Asahi gave top coverage to a report on the death of actor Jo Shishido at the age of 86 on Monday. NTV led with a report on security footage of two men stealing a motorbike in Osaka on Sunday, while Fuji TV reported on the arrest of a female high school student for stealing oil cans in Sendai on Sunday.
Top stories in national dailies included the confirmation that the Wuhan coronavirus can spread between humans (Sankei), an increase in the number of people overstaying their visas since Japan introduced waivers for short-term visits from Thailand and Indonesia (Yomiuri), multiple hackers’ suspected involvement in a recent cyberattack against Mitsubishi Electric (Asahi), a planned tie-up between the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, and four other central banks to create a central bank digital currency (Nikkei), and Education Ministry recommendations that foreign children receive compulsory education in Japan (Mainichi).