April 3, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Sara Mcdonald

  1. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has apologized again for the discovery of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force records after the ministry had repeatedly denied their existence.
  2. An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin says U.S. President Donald Trump proposed a summit at the White House during a phone call last month.
  3. Japan’s Cabinet has approved a basic plan outlining a series of ceremonies and events to be held next year for Emperor Akihito’s abdication and Crown Prince Naruhito’s accession.