May 31, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the vice chairman of North Korea’s ruling workers’ Party, Kim Yong Chol, have ended their first day of talks in New York.
  2. A North Korean official preparing for the historic summit between the United States and his country has visited the hotel in Singapore where his U.S. counterpart is staying.
  3. Japan’s Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera says it is a positive move by the U.S. military to have renamed the Pacific Command the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.