April 7, Thursday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

April 7, Thursday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.A leading Japanese manga artist, Fujiko A. Fujio, has died. He was known for such popular series as “Ninja Hattori-kun” and “Kaibutsu-kun,” or the monster kid. He was reportedly found dead at his home in Kawasaki City, near Tokyo, on Thursday morning. He was 88.
2.A group of child musicians in central Japan have raised about 1,300 dollars for displaced Ukrainians. The seven children in Takayama City in Gifu Prefecture visited the city hall on Wednesday, and handed the equivalent of 1,350 dollars to the deputy city mayor.
3.Some Ukrainian athletes are selling the medals they won at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to raise funds to support their country amid the Russian invasion. Paralympian canoeist Serhii Yemlianov won the gold medal in the men’s kayak single 200 meters at the Tokyo Paralympics last year. He says he is selling his medal to support the “Defenders of Ukraine.” Ukrainian karate athlete Stanislav Horuna won the bronze medal in the men’s kumite in the minus 75-kilogram class at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He is also selling his medal on an online auction site.