June 15, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. The defense ministers of the United States and South Korea have discussed joint military drills, after President Donald Trump suggested that he may stop them.
  2. Japan’s Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera says North Korea’s nuclear and missile issues will be discussed in parallel with its abductions of Japanese nationals when the countries talk.
  3. Hong Kong’s Legislative Council has passed a bill to allow China to conduct immigration checks at the Hong Kong station of a high-speed railway.