June 10, Friday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Japan has eased its anti-coronavirus border controls to start accepting overseas tourists for the first time in about two years. The government on Friday reopened the borders to foreign sightseers from 98 countries and regions deemed to be at the lowest risk of spreading COVID-19. They include the United States, South Korea and China.
2.Japan is one of the countries that have been voted to a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council. General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid made the announcement. The other countries are Ecuador, Malta, Mozambique, and Switzerland. Their term begins on January 1, 2023.
3.Researchers who have analyzed samples from the Ryugu asteroid say its parent body is believed to have had large amounts of water. The samples were collected and brought back to Earth by Japan’s Hayabusa 2 space probe in 2020. Eight teams in Japan have been analyzing the materials. A team says 23 different amino acids, including glutamic acid and aspartic acid, have been found in the samples.