September 23, Friday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1.The yen has rallied against the dollar after Japanese authorities intervened in the currency market. It’s the first time in 24 years that Japan has waded into the currency market to buy yen—which briefly climbed back to the 140 level. The dramatic move came hours after the yen had tumbled to the upper 145-yen level against the greenback.
2.Japanese weather officials say a tropical storm has formed over the sea to the south of Japan. The Meteorological Agency says Tropical Storm Talas was located about 300 kilometers off Kochi Prefecture in western Japan at 9 a.m. local time on Friday.
3.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has strongly condemned Russia for moving ahead with plans to hold referendums in parts of Ukraine that it controls. Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, southeastern region of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson in the south, plan to hold votes on joining Russia starting Friday through Tuesday.