July 19, Wednesday, 2023

1. The Japanese consul general in Portland, a city in the western US state of Oregon, was attacked by an apparent homeless woman in the city’s downtown area last month. Japan’s Foreign Ministry says that on June 17, Consul General Yoshioka Yuzo suffered a cut to his head after being pushed to the ground by a stranger and hitting the pavement.
2. Britain is set to enact legislation that will prevent migrants from claiming asylum if they come across the English channel by boat or arrive through other unauthorized means. The Illegal Migration Bill was passed by parliament on Monday and will now go for royal assent. The bill places a duty on the government to refuse asylum applications from illegal arrivals in principle, and to detain and deport them.
3. Tokyo’s Haneda Airport reopened the International Flight Area in Terminal 2 on Wednesday. That section of the terminal was shut down, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Terminal 2 is one of Haneda Airport’s domestic terminals. The International Flight Area was opened in March of 2020 to increase the number of international flights at the airport.