September 28, Wednesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called Russia’s referendums in occupied territories a “brutal violation” of the UN Charter and an attempt to steal the territory of another state. He called for Russia to be excluded from all international organizations.
2.Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio is holding a third day of meetings with foreign dignitaries who are in Tokyo for the state funeral of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. Kishida held separate talks with six world leaders on Wednesday morning.
3.Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been named as the kingdom’s new prime minister. The Saudi government announced on its state-run news agency on Tuesday that King Salman bin Abdulaziz had ordered a cabinet reshuffle and appointed his son, Crown Prince Mohammed, to replace him as prime minister.