December 7, Thursday, 2023

1. The US military has grounded all types of Osprey tilt-rotor transport aircraft deployed around the world following a fatal crash last week off Japan.
2. Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio is calling decisive action to deal with a deepening money sandal in the main ruling party and he is setting the tone by quitting his own faction. 3. NHK has learned a lawmaker of the main ruling Liberal Democratic party has likely received about 50 million yen, or about 350,000 dollars, in kickbacks with regard to selling tickets for fund-raising parties.