NHK gave top play to a report that the Tokyo Metropolitan Police arrested this morning a former chairman of Japan Life Co. on allegations of fraudulent business practices. NTV led with a report that travel to and from Tokyo will be included in the “Go To Travel” campaign starting today. TBS led with a report that Suga has decided to tap LDP member Junko Mihara as state minister of health, labor, and welfare. TV Asahi led with a report that Deputy Prime Minister Aso mistakenly referred to the new cabinet as the “Kan cabinet” multiple times in a meeting because the Chinese character for “Suga” can also be read “Kan.” Fuji TV reported that footage of a man who fled after cutting a female high school student with a knife in Tochigi yesterday was disclosed to the public.
Asahi, Mainichi, and Nikkei led with the results of their respective public opinion surveys showing strong support for the Suga cabinet, while Yomiuri gave top play to an interview with former Prime Minister Abe. Sankei’s top item was the GOJ’s plan to submit legislation to the Diet next year on launching a digital agency.