NHK gave top coverage to a report that the National Center for University Entrance Examinations began accepting applications for the new common university entrance exam today. The new exam, which will replace the National Center Test, will be held in January. NTV, Fuji TV, and TV Asahi led with reports that the first snowfall on Mt. Fuji this year was officially announced today. TBS gave top play to a report that Tokyo will host an international gymnastics competition on Nov. 8.