August 25, Thursday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.The head of Japan’s police agency says he intends to resign over last month’s fatal shooting of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. The announcement comes following the release of a review of the security at the time of the incident. Nakamura Itaru’s resignation is expected to be approved at a Cabinet meeting on Friday.
2.President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Russian forces might do something “particularly ugly” on Ukraine’s Independence Day. And they did. A missile attack on Wednesday killed 22 people at a train station in the eastern Dnipropetrovsk region. Zelenskyy says it was a reminder of the perils faced by civilians across the country.
3.The Japanese government will soon formally approve costs for the state funeral for former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo in late September. Abe was fatally shot in Nara City, western Japan, on July 8 while making a campaign speech for a candidate in the Upper House election.