1. Japan’s State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Ichiro Tsukada, has offered to resign over comments about a project involving the constituencies of the prime minister and deputy prime minister.
  2. Former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn has again denied charges of financial misconduct white at the automaker.
  3. U.S. President Donald Trump says a trade deal with China is close and could come within a matter of four weeks.