May 10, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. A Japanese official linked to a government favoritism scandal is being questioned at a Diet committee hearing. He is a former secretary to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump says he plans to meet 3 Americans released by North Korea when they arrive in the United States.
  3. Japan’s prime minister and Chinese premier have agreed to set up a joint cooperation forum for cooperation from the nations still operating in third countries.