April 16, Monday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Mariko Kojima and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. Ministers from Japan and China have restarted a high-level economic dialogue in Tokyo for the first time in nearly 8 years.
  2. Economic ministers of Japan and China have agreed to work together to develop infrastructure in third countries.
  3. French President Emmanuel Macron has defended Saturday’s air strikes on Syria, saying they were necessary to stop its government from using chemical weapons.