September 6, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.The Japanese government says the total cost of the state funeral for later former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is estimated at about one billion 660 million yen, or around 11.8 million dollars. The funeral for Abe, who was fatally shot during an election campaign speech in July, is scheduled for September 27 in Tokyo. The government will foot the entire bill.
2.Tokyo prosecutors have arrested two former senior officials of major Japanese publisher Kadokawa on suspicion of bribing a former executive of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee. Former Kadokawa executive Yoshihara Toshiyuki and former senior official Maniwa Kyoji were arrested on Tuesday.
3.A pro-Russian hacker group says it has attacked a Japanese government website. The Killnet group posted a message on social media shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Japan time, saying it attacked the “e-Gov” portal site run by the government. NHK tried to access the site, and found part of it temporarily inaccessible.