May 21, Sunday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. A meeting of trade ministers from the 11 nations who signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement has ended, confirming the importance of 11 nations’ further cooperation.
2. North Korean media have criticized Japan and the United States for their recent moves to keep Pyongyang in check.
3. Iran’s re-elected President Hassan Rouhani has stressed that he will continue engagement with the international community.