1. U.S. President Joe Biden’s medical advisor on coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says the country will join an international effort for fair distribution of vaccines.                                                                2. The Japanese and U.S. national security advisers have stressed the importance of the Japan-U.S. alliance in their first talks since the inauguration of President Joe Biden. The head of Japan’s National Security Secretariat, Kitamura Shigeru, and the U.S. National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, talked over the phone for about 30 minutes on Thursday. Kitamura congratulated Sullivan on his appointment.                                                                                                                        3.The number of suicides in Japan rose last year after 10 straight years of decline. The National Police Agency has published preliminary data that show 20,919 people took their own lives in 2020.

 

January 22, Friday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki

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