April 19, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Mick Corliss and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. Japan and the United States have denounced North Korea for exploiting its people and its nuclear and missile programs. They called for increased efforts at the U.N. Security Council to address the issue.
2. Japan and the United States have agreed to promote dialogue in three areas including common strategies in trade and investment rules.
3. Japanese electronics maker Sharp says it plans to invest in Toshiba’s chip business with parent company Hon Hai Precision Industry, also called Foxconn.