NHK gave top play to a report that NTT has decided to turn its mobile carrier NTT Docomo into a wholly owned company through a takeover bid. NTV and TV Asahi led with reports that the city of Nasu-Shiobara in Tochigi has decided to raise its hot spring bathing tax to secure funds for COVID-19 testing for all its tourism industry employees. TBS gave top play to a report that the GOJ’s “Go To Eat” campaign to support restaurants will begin in all prefectures from next month. Fuji TV led with security footage showing a man stealing money from a money-changing machine at a laundromat in Ibaraki.
Top stories in national dailies included NTT’s plan to turn NTT Docomo into a wholly owned subsidiary via a tender offer expected to be worth around $38 billion (Nikkei), China’s control of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Sankei), a GOJ plan to provide tax breaks for satellite offices to promote teleworking amid the coronavirus outbreak (Yomiuri), recommendations by the Central Education Council to set new standards for establishing schools for students with special needs (Mainichi), and an increase in the minimum wage and reduction in NHK fees starting in October (Asahi).