April 28, Thursday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has met with his German counterpart Olaf Scholz. They discussed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and other security issues including China’s increasing maritime assertiveness.
2.The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has said “the worst of crimes is war itself” during a visit to Ukraine. He also called on Russia to cooperate with a war crimes international investigation into the killing of Ukrainian civilians.
3.Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda Haruhiko spoke about the rapid depreciation of the yen after the bank’s 2-day policy meeting. He said he has not changed his view that the weak yen is favorable to the Japanese economy in general.