April 20, Wednesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has described the situation in Mariupol as “unchanged” and “severe.”
2.Eight Russian officials have left Japan following Tokyo’s decision to expel them on April 8. It is rare for Japan to expel multiple foreign officials. The move was made to put more pressure on Moscow over tis invasion of Ukraine.
3.A local railway in Kagawa Prefecture, western Japan, is running a train in the Ukrainian flag colors of blue and yellow in a show of solidarity with railway operators in the country.