May 10, Friday, 2024

1. Prime Minister Kishida Fumio says he aims to hold a summit meeting with North Korea with support from the United States and the international community. Kishida made the comment on Friday in a meeting in Tokyo with a group of the relatives of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea.
2. The mayor of a town in western Japan says he has decided to accept a first-stage survey to choose a final disposal site for high-level radioactive waste. Genkai Mayor Wakiyama Shintaro made the announcement on Friday.
3. A quake-hit aquarium in central Japan says it’s on the road to recovery, thanks to supporters who’ve been donating to a crowdfunding campaign. Their generosity has raised 31 million yen, or about 200 thousand dollars. That’s more than six times the initial target.