March 29, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Eriko Kojima

  1. South and North Korea have begun high-level talks to prepare for a summit scheduled in late April.
  2. The Japanese government is arranging a summit between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump to exchange views on recent developments involving North Korea.
  3. Japan has renewed its request to the United States for an exemption from the new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.