May 31, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Sara Macdonald and Ms. Emma Howard

  1. An international conference on Asa-Pacific security challenges will open in Singapore on Friday, with top defense officials from the United States and China attending.
  2. The foreign and defense ministers of Japan and Russia remain at odds over some security issues, including the Russian-controlled islands claimed by Japan.
  3. The Internal Affairs Ministry said on Friday that Japan’s unemployment rate in April marked its first decline in two months.