POLITICS – 6

May 31
A ceremony has been held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo to welcome Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and his wife to Japan.
(NHK)

May 28
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed on their support for the success of a possible summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (NHK)

May 26
The former head of a school operator at the center of a scandal involving its discounted purchase of state land was granted bail Friday along with his wife, about 10 months after being arrested on suspicion of fraudulently receiving public subsidies. (Japan Today)

May 26
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called on Russia to help resolve the 2 countries’ territorial issue, for the sake of regional peace, stability, and economic development. (NHK)

May 23
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday denied he had knowledge of a veterinary school project at the center of favoritism allegations much earlier than he has previously admitted, as shown in a newly disclosed document. (Japan Today)

May 23
The mayor of Komae in western Tokyo expressed his intention to resign on Tuesday after four female employees of the municipal government submitted a protest letter saying they have been sexually harassed by him. (Japan Times)

May 21
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged his commitment to ensuring the rule of law at sea.
(NHK)

May 16
Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga said Tuesday that he underwent surgery in April to have a cancerous pancreatic tumor removed. (Japan Times)

May 16
New commercial satellite imagery has provided the first definitive evidence that North Korea is dismantling its Punggye-ri nuclear test site ahead of a scheduled ceremony next week to mark the event, U.S. researchers said Monday. (Japan Times)

May 12
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso has retracted a remark of his about a former top bureaucrat at his ministry who is accused of sexually harassing a female TV reporter.
(NHK)