February 14, Wednesday, 2024

1. Temperatures across Japan are expected to remain unseasonably high on Wednesday and Thursday, due to a warm air mass flowing over the archipelago. Daytime highs will reach 18 degrees Celsius in central Tokyo and Osaka City, and 10 degrees in northern Japan’s Sapporo City.
2. Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and delegates from about 50 Ukrainian organizations are expected to attend a Tokyo conference on how to rebuild infrastructure destroyed by Russia’s invasion. Sources say arrangements are being made for nearly 100 officials to take part from Ukrainian businesses, research institutes and other organizations.
3. The US Senate has approved a foreign aid package worth 95 billion dollars. It includes money for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. Senate Majority Leader chuck Schumer said, “It’s certainly been years, perhaps decades, since the Senate passed a bill that so greatly impacts not just our national security, not just the security of our allies, but the security of Western democracy.”