August 23, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

  1. The U.S. government of President Donald Trump has launched a second round of additional tariffs on imports from China.
  2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has discussed North Korea-related issues with U.S. President Trump.
  3. NHK has learned that Chinese President Xi Jinping is preparing to attend a ceremony in Pyongyang on September 9th to mark the 70th anniversary of North Korea’s founding.