December 21, Thursday, 2023

1. Health authorities in Tokyo are sounding the alarm about a type of bacterial disease commonly spread among children. They are calling on people to take precautionary steps such as washing hands and wearing masks.
2. Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says he plans to launch a national institute in January to study ways to ensure that generative AI technologies are safe to use and help promote benefits for society. 3. People in Indonesia’s Aceh Province have welcomed students from northern Japan to share their experiences dealing with earthquakes and tsunamis. Both regions have suffered from massive disasters in recent history.