NHK gave top play to a report on hot weather in the Kanto region and heavy snowfall in Hokkaido. Most commercial networks led with reports that a Japanese woman who was taken into custody in Thailand was arrested on Wednesday morning on a flight to Haneda Airport on charges of running a pyramid scheme.
Asahi gave top play to a report on the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue, saying that the U.S. expressed its desire to hold FTA negotiations with Japan. Sankei led with a report on a meeting between Vice President Pence and Prime Minister Abe, during which the two leaders confirmed close cooperation against the DPRK. Mainichi, Yomiuri, and Nikkei gave top play to British Prime Minister May’s announcement of a general election on June 8.