November 15, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Mr. Yamaguchi Hiroaki

1.Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies opened a two-day summit in Indonesia on Tuesday. The meeting is the group’s first since Russia invaded Ukraine. Indonesian President Joko Widodo welcomed world leaders including Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
2.Japan’s health ministry says 11,196 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Tokyo on Tuesday. It is the first time that the figure has exceeded 10,000 since September 14.
3.The 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee on Monday unveiled the official mascots for the events. The mascots are named after Phrygian caps, which during the French revolution symbolized freedom. The committee says the two mascots named Phryges are almost identical, to reflect its policy of not differentiating between the Olympics and the Paralympics.