February 28, Wednesday, 2024

1. Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says he will attend a Lower House ethics meeting on a fundraising scandal involving factions of the main governing Liberal Democratic Party. Kishida told reporters on Wednesday that he will attend the Lower House Deliberative Council on Political Ethics with the media present. It will be the first time for a prime minister in office to attend.
2. US media say President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are each certain to win their party’s primary in Michigan on Tuesday. Biden’s Democratic party and the Republican party both held a primary in the Midwestern state for the November presidential election.
3. NHK has learned that Japan’s Justice Ministry has compiled a draft of revised guidelines on special stay permission for foreign nationals who have been illegally staying in the country. Ministry officials are considering allowing people with no residential status to stay if the parents integrate themselves into local communities and their children have been receiving education in Japan for a long time.