December 29, Wednesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. The review conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons that begins January 4 is expected to be postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus in the United States.
2. France confirmed 179,807 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, reaching a record high. The government is tightening measures to curb the infections.
3. The Japanese government is planning to recruit 2.3 million people over the next five years in an initiative to expand digital technologies in rural areas.