July 22, Friday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Japan has stressed in its annual defense white paper that the international community should not tolerate Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. The report says that if Russia’s invasion is tolerated, it could carry the wrong implication that a unilateral change in the status quo is allowed in other regions including Asia.
2.Civil groups in Japan have protested the government’s decision to hold a state funeral for former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. Organizers of the rally said that about 400 people, including members of 11 organizations and individuals, took part. They gathered in front of the prime minister’s office in Tokyo on Friday.
3.Japan’s health ministry plans to offer fourth coronavirus vaccine shots to healthcare workers and staff at facilities for the elderly from Friday amid a rapid resurgence of infections. Currently, people who are eligible for a fourth shot are those aged 60 and older, those aged 18 and older with underlying diseases, and those aged at least 18 who are deemed by doctors to have a high risk of becoming seriously ill.