AJMEDIA News Digest: Jan. 19, 2023

Tokyo, 19 January, /AJMEDIA/ Fatal 2019 Kyoto Animation arson trial may begin late this year KYOTO – Prosecutors have told relatives of victims killed in the 2019 arson attack of… Read more

Kishida’s speech to highlight child policy as investment for future

Tokyo, 19 January, /AJMEDIA/ Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is set to pledge to secure funds for policies to combat Japan’s declining birthrate in his speech at the opening of a… Read more

Coast guard ship runs aground in Japan, no crew injured

Tokyo, 19 January, /AJMEDIA/ A Japanese patrol ship ran aground off Niigata Prefecture on Wednesday morning and became unable to sail, the coast guard said, adding that no crew members… Read more

Global carbon dioxide removal totals 2 billion tons per year: report

Tokyo, 19 January, /AJMEDIA/ About two billion tons of carbon dioxide are being removed from the atmosphere every year, according to a report published on Thursday, but nearly all of… Read more

Japan gov’t to discuss downgrading COVID-19 classification

Tokyo, 19 January, /AJMEDIA/ Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and some members of his Cabinet will discuss later in the week whether to reclassify the novel coronavirus to the same… Read more

Business trusted most in a more polarized world, report says

Tokyo, 19 January, /AJMEDIA/ People worldwide are more gloomy about their economic prospects than ever before and trust business far more than other institutions like governments, nonprofits and the media… Read more

Ukraine helicopter crash kills interior minister in Kyiv as fighting rages on in east

Tokyo, 19 January, /AJMEDIA/ Ukraine’s interior minister and a child were among at least 14 people killed on Wednesday when a helicopter crashed into a nursery and set it ablaze… Read more

NATO allies U.S., Turkey try to mend fences but rifts persist

Tokyo, 19 January, /AJMEDIA/ The United States and Turkey on Wednesday looked to brush aside differences that have strained relations for years but were unable to report progress in resolving… Read more

President Ilham Aliyev meets President of Latvia in Davos

Tokyo, 19 January, /AJMEDIA/ President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with President of the Republic of Latvia Egils Levits in Davos. President Ilham Aliyev recalled his… Read more

President Ilham Aliyev expresses condolences to President of Ukraine

Tokyo, 19 January, /AJMEDIA/ President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has sent a letter of condolences to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy over the heavy casualties as a result of the… Read more