May 28th, 2016


1)   US President Barack Obama on Friday afternoon laid a wreath at the Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima. He’s the first sitting US president to visit the atomic-bombed city.

2)   Presumptive US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has won more than half the delegates — enough to secure the party nomination.

3)   Japan’s health ministry has decided to conditionally approve pig cell transplants for people with diabetes.

4)    Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says the government is aware of the seriousness of a resolution that condemns an alleged crime by a US military base worker.
5)   Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has hinted that he may postpone an increase in the consumption tax, from 8 to 10 percent, which is scheduled for next April.
6)   Taiwan’s new government says it takes no specific legal position on the status of Japan’s southernmost island, Okinotorishima. The position marks a reversal of the previous administration’s policy.
7)   World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says he intends to work together with other global organizations to step up measures against international tax evasion.