August 23, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has ordered the government to continue providing support to Ukraine and imposing sanctions on Russia by closely coordinating with other Group of Seven partners. The prime minister, who is now isolating due to catching the coronavirus, attended a meeting of relevant Cabinet ministers online.
2.Police searched the offices of a bus operator on Tuesday, a day after a fatal crash on an expressway in Nagoya City, central Japan. Aoi Kotsu, or Aoi Traffic Corp., in Komaki city, north of Nagoya, was the operator of the bus. The bus overturned and caught fire on Monday morning. It was heading for Nagoya Airport from the city center. Two people on the bus died. Six passengers and the driver of a vehicle that collided with the bus were injured.
3.Ukrainians will mark their independence from the Soviet Union on Wednesday, the same day they’ll mark a half year of war. But authorities have banned them from celebrating because of a heightened risk of attack. Residents of the capital, Kyiv, came out on Monday to look at Russian weapons destroyed in the fighting. “They must know their history,” one father said of his children.