May 6, Monday, 2024

1. Chinese President Xi Jinping has begun three-way talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Xi is on his first tour of Europe in five years.
2. Train stations and airports across Japan are crowded with holidaymakers returning home on Monday, the last day of the spring holiday period. Central Japan Railway says congestion on shinkansen bullet trains bound for Tokyo is expected to hit the highest level for the holiday period.
3. A recently discovered anime, created about a century ago in Japan, is shining new light on the industry. One expert says only a few films from that era survive today, so the newly found work will greatly help in understanding anime production of the time. The film depicts a child using a knife and a fork to eat a meal. It also shows another child eating something out of a bag.