May 26, Friday, 2023

1. Police in central Japan have arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with the killing of four people, including two police officers, in a shooting and stabbing attack. Police have identified the suspect as Aoki Masanori, the son of Nakano City assembly speaker Aoki Masamichi. 2. Overall prices in the Japanese capital remain high as people continue to pay more for food and some services.
3. Investigators around the world are waiting for signs that the Bank of Japan is ready to adjust its ultra-easing policy and start raising interest rates. Central bank Governor Ueda Kazuo has reiterated that achieving sustainable inflation of 2 percent is still the main consideration.