September 19, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

September 19, Monday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1.Japan’s Emperor has attended a reception hosted by Britain’s King Charles III ahead of the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II. Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako are in London to attend the funeral of Britain’s longest-serving Queen.
2.Severe Tropical Storm Nanmadol is making its way up western Japan, bringing violent winds to almost all of Kyushu and parts of the nearby Chugoku and Shikoku regions.
3.US President Joe Biden has indicated that US forces would defend Taiwan in the event of an unprecedented attack by China. Asked if, unlike Ukraine, US forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion, Biden responded “yes.”