June 16, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump has announced additional duties on Chinese imports worth 50 billion dollars, while China has also announced specific tariffs to counter Trump’s decision.
  2. A North Korean state-run radio has stated that the issue of the abductions of Japanese nationals has already been settled. It was the first mention of that issue by the North Korean media since President Trump raised it during his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.