1. Japan’s government has submitted to the Diet a bill which will give non-skilled laborers the right to work if it paves the way to a major shift from Japan’s policy of accepting only highly skilled professionals.
  2. The United States will allow Japan to temporarily continue importing crude oil from Iran after Washington reintroduces sanctions against Tehran.
  3. The U.S. trade deficit with China hit an all-time monthly high in September amid growing trade friction between the countries.