July 26, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.The Pope has apologized to Indigenous Canadians for decades of abuse. He asked for their forgiveness on Monday for what he called the “evil” they suffered at residential schools. Starting in the late 1800s, authorities forcibly removed at least 150 thousand First Nations, Metis, and Inuit children from their homes. They put them into state schools in what members of a national commission called “cultural genocide.”
2.Tokyo prosecutors have raided the home of a former executive of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee suspected of receiving a lucrative consulting fee from a sponsor. The prosecutors searched Haruyuki’s residence, the headquarters of Tokyo-based advertising agency Dentsu, and other sites on Tuesday.
3.The Japanese government on Tuesday carried out the death sentence of a man convicted of going on a deadly stabbing rampage 14 years ago in Tokyo’s busy Akihabara shopping district. Kato Tomohiro was charged with ramming a truck into a crowd of shoppers in June 2008, and then indiscriminately stabbing passersby. Seven people were killed and 10 others were wounded.