May 3, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has agreed with his Israeli counterpart that dialogue between concerned parties is important to realize peace in the Middle East.
  2. A son of a Japanese woman kidnapped by North Korean agents has met an American man whose father is detained in the North.
  3. In Major League Baseball, Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Otani has been named the American League rookie of the Month for April.