June 20, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki

June 20, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki

1.A strong earthquake has hit the Noto region in central Japan. No tsunami alert has been issued. The magnitude 5.0 quake struck Ishikawa Prefecture at 10:31 a.m. on Monday. In Suzu City, the quake registered upper 5 on Japan’s seismic intensity scale of zero to 7.
2.The central alliance of French President Emmanuel Macron has suffered a major setback in the final round of the parliamentary election and has lost its majority in the National Assembly. The French interior ministry says that Macron’s party and its coalition partners have secured 245 seats, down from 345 before the election.
3.A Japanese survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima has urged the world to reject what she calls the “dangerous myth” about nuclear weapons. Setsuko Thurlow, who lives in Canada, made the appeal in an online speech on Saturday at an event sponsored by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN.