May 6, Friday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called for the immediate evacuation of civilians still trapped in a besieged steel plant in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine. Zelenskyy said in a video message released on Thursday that a rescue operation continued that day in Mariupol with the assistance of the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross. Russian forces have been trying to take control of the port city.
2.Israel says its prime minister and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone on Thursday. The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office said Putin apologized to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for the recent remarks made by Russia’s foreign minister that Adolf Hitler had “Jewish origins.” It said Bennett accepted Putin’s apology.
3.Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has appealed for increased investment in Japan in a speech in Britain’s financial center, the City of London. The prime minister said he wants to convey a single message, which is “Invest in Kishida.”