February 29, Thursday, 2024

1. Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has told a Lower House ethics council that his party will consider whether to discipline Diet members who were involved in a fundraising scandal, depending on their explanations. Kishida addressed the Deliberative Council for Political Ethics on Thursday, becoming the first incumbent prime minister to do so. The session was open to the media.
2. The new government of the South Pacific nation of Tuvalu has reaffirmed its commitment to maintaining relations with Taiwan. Prime Minister Feleti Teo’s government released a “Statement of Priorities” committing to the long-term and lasting special relationship between Tuvalu and Taiwan. It also says the government intends to strengthen ties.
3. The wife of late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has called for support from European Parliament members. She vowed to pursue President Vladimir Putin’s responsibility over her husband’s death and continue his work to criticize the Putin administration.