1. The United States and North Korea will continue high-level negotiations on the North’s denuclearization as the statement signed by the 2 leaders is short on specifics.
  2. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has indicated he will seek an opportunity for direct talks with the North Korean leader to resolve the North’s abductions of Japanese nationals.
  3. Japan’s Diet has approved amendments to the Civil Code that will lower the age of adulthood from the current 20 years to 18.