April 27, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Japan’s prime minister is set to seek Russia’s cooperation in applying more pressure on North Korea to refrain from further provocation.
2. Top U.S. officials have told the entire Senate that President Donald Trump’s administration will also urge North Korea to dismantle its nuclear and missile programs.
3. The top U.S. military officer in the Asia-Pacific says the planned relocation of Marines from Okinawa to Guam will fully get underway in 2024 or later.