1. Officials from Japan and China are arranging for Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan to visit Japan in October to attend the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito.
  2. Bereaved relatives of the victims of Japan’s worst air disaster are making their annual visit to the crash site on a mountain north of Tokyo on the 34th anniversary of the accident.
  3. Japan’s Defense Ministry has dismissed what it says is an attempt by North Korea to drive a wedge between Tokyo and Washington.