May 1, Monday, 2023

1. Final arrangements are being made for Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio to make a two-day visit to South Korea from Sunday, where he will meet President Yoon Suk-yeol following their summit in Japan earlier this year. It would be the first trip to South Korea by a Japanese prime minister since Abe Shinzo visited the country in 2018.
2. Japanese three-time Olympic table tennis medalist Ishikawa Kasumi says she has decided to retire. Ishikawa made the announcement on her official website and social media accounts on Monday. She wrote that the decision comes as she feels that she has given everything she has. 3. Japanese figure skating ice dance duo Takahashi Daisuke and Muramoto kana say they will retire after the current season. Takahashi said they decided to retire from completion after this season. Muramoto said they talked a lot before reaching the decision.