1. Police say an elementary school girl and a 39-year-old man have been confirmed dead, following a mass stabbing near Tokyo.
  2. The leaders of Japan and the United States have highlighted the strength of their countries’ alliance aboard a Japanese destroyer.
  3. The Nissan Motor president is planning to meet with top executives of its alliance partner Renault on Wednesday. Their agenda is expected to focus on a merger proposal from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.