May 24, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. A high-ranking North Korean official has indicated that the North could reconsider its planned summit talks with the United States.
  2. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have agreed to seek concrete actions by North Korea for the complete abolition of all its weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles.
  3. The U.S. State Department says its employee stationed in southern China has been diagnosed with a brain injury after hearing strange sounds.