December 18, Monday, 2023

1. The secretary-general of Japan’s main ruling Liberal Democratic Party says he will consider measures to ensure the transparency of political fundraising parties, including revisions to the political funds control law. 2. Japan is investing about 13 trillion yen, or over 90 billion dollars, to promote decarbonization efforts in the private sector. It will issue so-called green transformation bonds to cover the cost. 3. Colorful images projected on the exterior of a castle in central Japan are entertaining people visiting the popular tourist attraction.