1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe headed for the United States to hold talks with President Donald Trump.
  2. The recently disclosed activity logs of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force mission in Iraq years ago contain vivid accounts of a severe security situation in the country.
  3. An international chemical weapons watchdog says its fact-finding team is being barred from reaching the site of an alleged gas attack in Syria.
April 17, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai