June 15, Thursday, 2023

1. The suspect in the shooting that left two Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members dead has told police that he targeted a 52-year-old instructor and “didn’t intend” to kill another victim. The 18-year-old male candidate allegedly opened fire at three GSDF personnel at the organization’s Hiro shooting range during live-fire training in Gifu City, central Japan, on Wednesday. 2. Tokyo’s board of education has issued a notice asking school officials to warn students against becoming dependent on generative AI when doing homework over the summer vacation. In the notice, the education board stressed the need in education to nurture students’ ability to think on their own. 3. Policymakers at the Bank of Japan have begun discussing the impact of massive monetary easing and the rising cost of living at their two-day meeting from Thursday. The central bank has been controlling short-and long-term interest rates to help achieve its goal of two-percent inflation.