May 29, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Japan’s Prime Minister Abe says he and U.S. President Trump have agreed to meet before a possible U.S.-North Korea summit.
  2. Abe has pledged a final push to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to help resolve the abductions of Japanese nationals by North Korea.
  3. Officials from both the United States and North Korea are now in Singapore to prepare for a potential bilateral summit.

May 28, Monday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Mariko Kojima and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump says a U.S. team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements between the North’s leader Kim Jong Un and himself.
  2. The U.S. military has conducted “freedom of navigation” operations near a group of islands in the South China Sea effectively controlled by China.
  3. People have marched through the streets in Hong Kong to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the Tienanmen Square crackdown in Beijing.