May 3, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Michael Reese

  1. Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso has called on China to help make rules to enhance the transparency of loans it extends to other nations.
  2. Japan and Vietnam have agreed to maintain peace and security in the South China Sea where China’s military presence is growing.
  3. Friday marks 72 years since the Japanese Constitution came into effect.