NHK led with a report that Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first official visit to North Korea on June 20-21. NTV and TV Asahi filed reports on the indictment yesterday of a police officer in Kyoto for swindling an elderly man out of 12 million yen last year. TBS carried a follow-up report on the man arrested on suspicion of stabbing a police officer and fleeing with the officer’s pistol in Osaka on Sunday. Fuji TV gave top coverage to a video of a man walking along railroad tracks and disrupting train operations in Tokyo yesterday.
Major front-page items in national papers included a China-DPRK summit to be held in Pyongyang later this week, a package of measures to prevent traffic accidents involving elderly drivers, and Huawei’s projection of a drop in its global smartphone sales due to U.S. sanctions.