April 14, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. People in Japan’s southwestern prefecture of Kumamoto have held a ceremony to commemorate those killed in the earthquake there one year ago.
2. NHK has learned that IT giant Apple is moving to buy struggling Japanese conglomerate Toshiba’s chip business.
3. The U.S. military says it struck a stronghold of the Islamic State militant group in Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat.