September 1, Friday, 2023

1. Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has urged people to act to protect their lives in a mock news conference for a national disaster drill on the centenary of the Great Kanto Earthquake. 2.The latest data out of China indicates that factory activity remained weak for the fifth month in a row in August.
3. Fishing trawlers have set out from a port in Fukushima Prefecture for the first time since the government began releasing into the ocean treated and diluted water from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.