June 8, Thursday, 2023

1. Torrential rain is expected to hit western Japan and Pacific coastal areas of eastern Japan on Thursday and Friday. Weather officials are calling on people to remain on the alert for landslides and other disasters. They say rain is expected to intensify again in areas that were hit by record rainfall last weekend. They warn that even small amounts of rain can heighten the risk of mudslides. 2. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau twice visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum during his stay in the city last month for the Group of Seven summit. The G7 leaders visited the museum, which details the 1945 atomic bombing of the city, on May 19, the opening day of the summit. They spent about 40 minutes there. The Canadian Embassy in Tokyo says Trudeau visited the museum again on May 21, his last day in Japan, because he wanted to see the displays more thoroughly.
3. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a comprehensive investigation into the destruction of a hydroelectric power-generating dam in southern Ukraine. Kyiv and Moscow are blaming each other for the incident.