June 5, Monday, 2023

1. Temperatures topped 30 degrees Celsius in many parts of Japan on Monday. People in areas affected by heavy rain late last week battled intense heat while working to repair damage. 2. The front-runner for Thailand’s next leader joined a pride parade on Sunday in Bangkok. Pita Limjaroenrat, head of the opposition Move Forward Party, promised to pass a law allowing same-sex marriage if he becomes prime minister.
3. Officials in Saga Prefecture, western Japan, have removed the covers of what is believed to be the grave of an ancient powerful figure to study what is inside. They hope to find hints to resolve the dispute over a continuing ancient mystery in Japan. Experts say the grave at the Yoshinogari Ruins appears to date from the late Yayoi period between the first and third centuries.