September 17, Sunday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. Diplomats at the United Nations are working to arrange a ministerial meeting of the Security Council on Thursday to discuss the North Korean nuclear issue.
2. Sunday marks 15 years since a Japan-North Korean summit at which the late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il admitted that his country’s agents had abducted Japanese nationals.
3. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has signaled he may dissolve the Lower House for a snap election during the upcoming Diet session.