May 22, Monday, 2023

1. A team of South Korean experts has started a four-day survey in Japan to check on the safety of treated and diluted water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that is slated to be released into the sea. Under the government plan, the treated water from the plant will be diluted to reduce tritium levels to meet World Health Organization safety standards for drinking water before it is released into the ocean.
2. A survivor of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima says she shared her thoughts about nuclear weapons with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy when she told him her experiences on Sunday. Ogura Keiko met Zelenskyy at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and told him her experiences in English. 3. The G7 summit has concluded in Hiroshima with leaders welcoming Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and reaffirming their support for Ukraine. Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, who chaired the summit, is hailing it as a success. In the summit’s closing speech on Sunday, Kishida said leaders demonstrated their determination to protect the international order.