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Prime Minister Fumio Kishida emphasized the necessity of exporting the next-generation fighter jets, jointly developed with the United Kingdom and Italy, to third countries. This comes in response to the cautious stance of Komeito, a coalition partner, on the issue of exporting to third countries.

Allegations of sexual harassment by the mayor of a town in Gifu Prefecture, including "head patting," has ruffled feathers, with many women in the streets expressing discomfort with such gestures in the workplace.

The budget committee of the House of Representatives, which continued its deliberations until Saturday, has approved the budget proposal for the fiscal year 2024 in the afternoon with a majority vote from the ruling parties, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Komeito.

A recent legal change now allows individuals to obtain family registry certificates at any municipal office, not just their registered domicile.

To support residents struggling with the rising cost of living, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has indicated its plan to distribute 10,000 yen worth of gift certificates to households exempt from resident tax and others.

The U.S. Navy's assault ship "America" entered the port of Minato in Osaka on Tuesday, its second visit to Osaka following last year for the purpose of goodwill and rest.

Meta's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, held a meeting with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday, describing the encounter as having a "fruitful conversation."

Former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, who was born in Oita Prefecture and served as the 81st Prime Minister in 1994, will celebrate his 100th birthday on the 3rd of next month.