TV Asahi led with a report saying that visiting Vice President Pence delivered a speech on the USS Ronald Reagan in Yokosuka. The Vice President was quoted as saying: “North Korea is the most dangerous and urgent threat. The era of strategic patience is over. The United States will stand with our allies and stand up to our enemies.” NHK gave top play to a report that the first group of SDF troops deployed to South Sudan for peacekeeping returned to Japan today. NTV and TBS gave top play to reports that a Japanese woman was arrested this morning on charges of running a pyramid scheme. Fuji TV led with a report that full-fledged deliberations on legislation to penalize acts of preparing to commit terrorism began at the Diet today.