NHK, NTV, and TBS led with reports that President Trump signed an executive order imposing hefty tariffs on Chinese imports. The networks also reported on the new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, saying that Japan is also subject to the tariff measures that will go into effect at around 1 p.m. Japan time. The networks said China has already announced a plan to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports worth 310 billion yen. Fuji TV reported that the Nikkei Stock Average temporarily fell by more than 800 points this morning due to fears of a possible trade war between the U.S. and China following President Trump’s announcement of the new tariff measures. TV Asahi led with updates on the Moritomo Gakuen scandal.