April 22, Monday, 2024

1. Japan’s Defense Ministry announced on Monday afternoon that North Korea has launched at least one apparent ballistic missile. Japanese government sources say the projectile likely fell outside the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone in the Sea of Japan.
2. Officials at the Bank of Japan this week will hold their first policy meeting since scrapping the negative interest-rate policy last month. They said at the previous gathering that they could “foresee the virtuous cycle” between wages and prices.
3.Investigative sources say security camera footage shows a man whose burnt body was found last Tuesday in Japan’s Tochigi Prefecture had been with several people in central Tokyo the previous night. Two burnt bodies were discovered in the town of Nasu, north of Tokyo. One was identified as that of 55-year-old Takarajima Ryutaro. The other is believed to be his wife.