April 25, Tuesday, 2023

1.Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says all Japanese nationals and their families who wanted to leave Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, have been evacuated. Kishida told reporters on Tuesday morning that eight more individuals have been evacuated from Sudan. This follows the evacuations of 45 people who arrived in nearby Djibouti on an Air Self-Defense Force aircraft on Monday. 2. A White House official says President Joe Biden and his South Korean counterpart Yoon Suk-yeol will reaffirm the United States’ extended deterrence against North Korea when they meet on Wednesday. Yoon arrived in Washington on Monday. He is the first South Korean president in 12 years to pay a state visit to the US.
3. Ministers from the Group of Seven nations plan to discuss how best to promote artificial intelligence when they meet in Japan this weekend. This comes as the popularity of programs like Chat GPT takes off, and the debate intensifies about the free exchange of data across borders. The G7 ministers for digitalization and technology will meet from Saturday in Takasaki City, north of Tokyo.