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

1.Atomic bomb survivors and anti-nuclear NGOs have urged senior officials at Japan’s foreign ministry to take concrete measures toward abolishing nuclear weapons. Kawasaki Akira, a leader of the Japan NGO Network for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, told officials that action is urgently needed to abolish nuclear weapons amid the tensions over Ukraine and North Korea’s missile launches.
2.Spain and Portugal say they will bid with Ukraine to jointly host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. The Spanish Football Federation and the Portugal Football Federation said on Wednesday that the aim is to help rebuild Ukraine.
3.The Japanese Defense Ministry says North Korea launched two more ballistic missiles on Thursday morning, but this time, they are believed to have landed in the Sea of Japan. Defense officials think both projectiles fell outside of Japan’s exclusive economic zone. This is the 6th North Korean launch in 12 days.