Japan's Cabinet has approved emergency economic measures of record proportions to deal with the impact of the coronavirus. The package is worth about 108 trillion yen, or one trillion dollars. The government plans to issue additional bonds to help fund the spending.
Also included is a plan to secure enough of the flu drug Avigan by the end of next March to potentially treat up to two million people infected with the new coronavirus.
Japan's National Police Agency says it detected a record number of suspected cyberattacks in the country last year.
The agency's Cyber Force Center observed an average of 4,192 cases of suspicious communications per day. That's an increase of about 50 percent from the previous year's daily average of 2,752.
A record number of elderly people in Tokyo have returned their driving licenses this year following a series of traffic accidents involving senior drivers.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department says 60,119 people had handed in their licenses by November. The number topped the previous record set in 2017 by around 14,000 people.