October 14, Friday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu says a government analysis showed that North Korea fired one ballistic missile early Friday. Matsuno told reporters that Pyongyang’s repeated launches of ballistic missiles can never be tolerated.
2.The Japanese government says the actual cost of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s state funeral last month was over 1.2 billion yen, or more than 8 million dollars. Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu said on Friday that the actual cost was about 400 million yen lower than the previous estimate of 1.66 billion yen.
3.Japan’s government has adopted a new set of suicide prevention guidelines that include more support for women. The guidelines note that the number of women who kill themselves has been on the rise since 2020. The coronavirus pandemic is cited as a factor behind the trend.