April 11, Thursday, 2024  

1. Japan‘s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has vowed to expand ties with the United States in a speech at a dinner after his summit with US President Joe Biden.
2. A senior US government official says the top leaders of Japan, the United States and the Philippines are expected to confirm their unity in dealing with China’s aggressive moves in the South China Sea.
3. A new Japanese talent agency that has succeeded the business of the disgraced Johnny & Associates has begun full operations with a concert featuring its performers.