April 12, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned Russia to be prepared for the possibility that missiles will be fired at Syria.
  2. Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono has asked South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss abductions of Japanese nationals when he meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this month.
  3. Japan and China are set to hold their first high-level economic talks in about 8 years starting on Sunday.