1. U.S. President Donald Trump has returned to the White House where he posted a video telling Americans “not to be dominated” by the coronavirus.
  2. Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has defended his decision not to appoint six scholars as members of Japan’s leading academic body, a move which has drawn criticism from opposition parties.
  3. Japan’s Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have agreed to work closer together to strengthen their bilateral alliance and realize a free and open Indo-Pacific region.