NHK gave top play to a report that President Trump hinted at the possible postponement of the U.S.-DPRK summit, airing video of him saying: “There are certain conditions that we want, and I think we’ll get those conditions. But if we don’t, we don’t have the meeting… It may not work out for June 12.” All commercial networks led with reports on a press conference held yesterday by a member of the Nihon University American football team who tackled the Kwansei Gakuin quarterback from behind long after he had thrown a pass. In the press conference, he said he was instructed by his coaches to “crush” the opposing team’s quarterback.
Mainichi, Yomiuri, and Sankei gave top play to reports on yesterday’s press conference by a Nihon University football player, while Asahi led with a report on Prime Minister Abe’s denial that he met with the director of Kake Gakuen on Feb. 25, 2015. Nikkei gave top coverage to a plan by Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance to enter the Chinese market by acquiring a nearly 40% stake in the life insurance unit of a state-owned Chinese bank.