May 9, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has issued a notice about Washington’s decision to hike tariffs on 200 billion dollars’ worth of Chinese goods.
  2. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is visiting the United States later this week for talks with the vice president and the secretary of state.
  3. U.S. President Donald Trump says his government is imposing sanctions on Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum and copper sectors.