August 29, Tuesday, 2023

1. Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio will visit Indonesia and India next month for a series of international summits. In Indonesia, he will attend a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, and other meetings.
2. European Council President Charles Michel says both member countries and potential additions to the European Union should work to be ready for the bloc’s enlargement by 2030. Balkan states including Serbia, as well as Ukraine and Moldova, have applied for EU membership. But some in the bloc, are cautious about accepting new members, in particular countries that lack the economic power of current members, and also for other reasons.
3. Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has stressed that his government will do its utmost to prevent damage to the country’s fisheries industry, in connection with the release of treated and diluted water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea.