NHK led with a report citing Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s testimony at a House of Representatives committee meeting yesterday. He reportedly said China is “taking a big step backward” in its trade talks with the U.S., but he is still hopeful that the two countries can get back to the negotiating table. TBS gave top coverage to the trial of a man and his mother for the alleged murder of his wife last year. NTV, TV Asahi, and Fuji TV reported on the arrest of a former member of the band KAT-TUN and his girlfriend for possession of marijuana.
National dailies gave prominent front-page coverage to the growing boycott of Huawei’s smartphones and other IT products among telecom carriers around the world.