May 22, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un approved deployment of a new intermediate ballistic missile and had ordered its mass production.
2. Japan logged a goods trade surplus of 482 billion yen, or 4.3 billion dollars in April.
3. U.S. President Donald Trump has called on states in the Islamic world to join together and cooperate with the United States in the fight against terrorism.