April 23, Tuesday, 2024

1. A team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency is visiting Japan to inspect the discharge of treated and diluted water from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the ocean. The IAEA task force is conducting a safety review for the second time since the discharge operation began in August last year.
2. Japan’s finance minister has issued another warning against excessive currency market moves. Suzuki Shunichi suggested recent developments have created the conditions to resolve the sharp drop in the yen. Suzuki made the remarks at an Upper House committee meeting. He was asked about a possible market intervention to prop up the Japanese currency. 3. Japan Post Bank has been affected by a delay in deposits from other financial institutions due to a system glitch since Tuesday morning. The bank says that it can still transfer money to other institutions as usual.