October 4, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.The chief of the UN nuclear watchdog says the head of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant has been released. International Atomic Energy Director General Rafael Grossi wrote that he has received confirmation that Ihor Murashov, director general of the Zaporizhzhia plant, “has returned to his family safely.”
2.The Japanese government says a North Korean missile has flown over Japan and fallen into the ocean. Officials believe the ballistic missile passed over the country’s northeast before falling outside Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
3.McDonald’s Japan says it will stop offering plastic straws and cutlery to customers. It is switching to tableware made of paper or wood in an attempt to reduce plastic waste. The hamburger chain said Tuesday it will provide paper straws and wooden spoons and forks at its roughly 2,900 restaurants across Japan starting from Friday.