POLITICS – 7

Nov 13
In a powerful display of military might, Japanese and South Korean warships separately trained with three U.S. aircraft carriers on Sunday as the allies presented a united front against nuclear-armed North Korea. (Japan Times)

Nov 12
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to further their countries’ relations. The 2 leaders met for about 50 minutes on Saturday in the southern Vietnamese city of Da Nang. This was their 6th meeting with the previous one held in Germany in July. (NHK)

Nov 12
Concluding a peace treaty between Russia and Japan would involve Moscow examining how it could be affected by Tokyo’s security commitments to its allies, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday. (Japan Today)

Nov 11
The United States navy has begun a rarely performed drill in the Sea of Japan, mobilizing 3 aircraft carriers. The exercise is an apparent show of might against North Korea. (NHK)

Nov 11
Japan’s opposition party Hope, led by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike, has elected Lower House lawmaker Yuichiro Tamaki as its co-leader. (NHK)

Nov 11
An advisory council of Japan’s education ministry has given the green light to a controversial plan to open a veterinary school in April of next year. (NHK)

Nov 09
The government will seek to lower the age of adulthood from 20 to 18 during the ordinary Diet session to be convened in January. (Japan Times)

Nov 08
US researchers analyzing developments in North Korea say the country could be preparing a new tunnel complex for a nuclear test. (NHK)

Nov 08
Japan is arranging upcoming joint naval exercises with three U.S. aircraft carriers in the western Pacific Ocean, hoping to exert pressure on North Korea as it continues its nuclear and missile development. (Nikkei)

Nov 06
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting US President Donald Trump have had dinner together in Tokyo’s Ginza district. (NHK)