April 29, Sunday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he and U.S. President Donald Trump have reaffirmed that North Korea must take concrete action toward denuclearization. They say they will closely watch its moves.
  2. South Korea’s presidential office says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told President Moon that a nuclear test site in the North will be scrapped in May.
  3. Prime Minister Abe has started his Middle East tour to strengthen relationships with countries in the region from the viewpoint of energy security.