July 11, Tuesday, 2023

1. Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, who is an route to Europe, is expected to visit Poland on Tuesday before heading to Lithuania. Kishida and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki are planning to exchange views on the effects that a prolonged military invasion by Russia may have on neighboring countries and on future ways of support.
2. Japan’s Foreign Minister Hayashi Yoshimasa is scheduled to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ meetings in Indonesia from Wednesday. Hayashi said he plans to exchange views about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the North Korean situation. He said he will also confirm that they will cooperate to realize a free and open Indo-Pacific. 3. Consumers conscious about food sustainability are increasingly switching to plant-based food instead of meat and dairy products. Seven-Eleven Japan says it will start selling rice balls and nuggets made with alternative forms of protein from this month.