1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed his determination to promote free trade and to hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in his speech at the U.N. General Assembly.
  2. Japan’s trade minister has expressed hope that reform of the World Trade Organization will convince the United States to follow international rules.
  3. A senior Japanese government official has held talks with a high-ranking diplomat in China, apparently for the prime minister to visit the country as early as next month.