April 24, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. U.S. Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan has called on the international community to keep pressure on North Korea until the country completes denuclearization.
  2. Japan’s government has approved the resignation of a top Finance Ministry bureaucrat who is at the center of a sexual harassment scandal.
  3. Finance Minister Taro Aso says the ministry will put off paying a retirement allowance to its top bureaucrat while a probe continues into allegations that he sexually harassed female reporters.