- The first day of the meeting gathering finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of 20 major economies ended on Thursday.
- Japan’s opposition parties are boycotting Diet deliberations after the government refused their demand that Finance Minister Taro Aso resign.
- The Meteorological Agency is keeping access restrictions in place for Mt. Io in southwest Japan, after the volcano erupted on Thursday for the first time in 250 years.
April 20, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Sara Mcdonald