May 21, Monday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Emma Howard

  1. Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono has expressed his intention to use free trade to further strengthen ties with Latin American countries.
  2. U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin says the United States will put on hold tariffs on imports from China while the country tries to substantially cut its trade deficit with the U.S.
  3. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged his commitment to ensuring the rule of law at sea.