1. Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has vowed that he will be on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus to overcome the difficulties. He said he is deeply sorry that the government has to ask people to live under restrictions again. He called for people’s cooperation, and said that the government will do all it can to control the virus.                                                                                        2. Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide says he intends to appoint Regulatory Reform Minister Kono Taro as coordinator of coronavirus vaccinations in Japan.                                                        3. Authorities in Washington D.C. have increased security in preparation for possible violent protests ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration of Joe Biden as U.S. president.
January 18, Monday, 2021(1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki