April 8, Friday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Russia has become “the greatest threat on the planet” following the discovery of mass civilian deaths in Bucha, near Kyiv.
2.Ukrainian leaders are warning civilians in the eastern part of the country to evacuate as soon as possible. The move comes as attacks by Russian forces are expected to intensify.
3.Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hagiuda Koichi says Japan will work to reduce reliance on coal imports from Russia in stages, with the goal of eventually phasing them out altogether.