May 11, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. U.S. President Donald Trump has instructed officials to begin the process of increasing tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports to the U.S. worth about 300 billion dollars.

2. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence have reconfirmed the need for strict implementation of U.N. Security Council resolutions against North Korea.