April 13, Thursday

1. Japanese weather officials say yellow sand from China’s deserts has blown into wide regions from northern to western Japan, including Tokyo. This is the first time since May 2021 that yellow sand has been observed in central Tokyo.
2. Japan’s Self-Defense Forces and Coast Guard Continue to search for a Ground Self-Defense Force helicopter that disappeared in southwestern Japan a week ago with 10 people on board. The helicopter dropped off radar last Thursday soon after taking off from the island of Miyakojima in Okinawa Prefecture. The 10 people, including a division chief, remain missing. 3.An eyewitness of the Myanmar military’s airstrike on a village that reportedly killed at least 100 civilians, including children, says the attack is a war crime. Myanmar’s military said its airstrike targeted a ceremony to mark the opening of an office for the pro-democracy National Unity Government.