May 11, Wednesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Japan’s government is considering raising the cap on new arrivals per day from the current 10,000 to 20,000, starting next month. Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio said during a visit to Britain last week that his government will ease coronavirus restrictions so that entry into Japan will be as smooth as in other Group of Seven nations.
2.Toyota Motor say it posted record group sales and net profit for fiscal 2021 despite a global shortage of semiconductors. That is due to robust sales in North America and Asia as well as a weaker yen against the dollar.
3.The draft of Japan’s annual defense white paper refers to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. It stresses that similar events should never occur in the Indo-Pacific region. The draft white paper has a new section to discuss the Russian invasion. It says unilateral attempts to forcibly change the status quo cannot be tolerated and would shake the foundation of the international order.