January 26, Friday, 2024

1. Japan’s Diet convened an ordinary session on Friday. The primary focus of debate is on political reform including legal revision, with the main governing Liberal Democratic Party led by Prime Minister Kishida Fumio mired in a political funding scandal.
2. Japan’s National Police Agency says it will increase the number of security cameras in the quake-hit areas in central Japan to prevent burglaries and other crimes. The agency said it had received 32 reports of crimes, such as break-ins at damaged houses and thefts at evacuation shelters, as of Wednesday.
3. Tokyo’s consume prices rose in January but at a slower pace than in the previous month.