February 21, Wednesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Mick Corliss and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. A human rights group in Syria says more than 250 people have been killed in air raids and shelling carried out by government forces over 3 days through Tuesday.
2. The Japanese government has decided to hold next year’s Group of 20 Summit meeting in the western prefecture of Osaka.
3. Fishermen in northern Japan are planning to demand compensation for a fishing ban imposed after a U.S. fighter jet dumped fuel tanks into a lake.