Japan and China- Recent historical developments.
Historical developments in Japan:
In 2018, Shinzo Abe was re-elected as Prime Minister of Japan, making him the longest-serving Prime Minister in Japanese history.
In 2019, Japan hosted the Rugby World Cup, which was the first time the country had ever hosted the event.
In 2020, the Tokyo Olympics were scheduled to take place, but were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Historical developments in China:
In 2017, China’s President Xi Jinping consolidated his power at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, becoming the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong.
In 2019, China’s economy officially became the largest in the world, surpassing the United States.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic originated in China and quickly spread to the rest of the world, leading to a global economic downturn.