April 22, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara

1. Finance leaders from the Group of 20 major economies have agreed that the global economy is recovering, but that downsize risks persist.
2. An advisory panel to the Japanese government has finalized its proposals on Emperor Akihito’s abdication. Among the proposals is a one-time legislative measure.
3. U.S. analysts’ report says that new photos indicate a nuclear test site in North Korea remains capable of conducting a test any time.