May 15, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Turkey and South Africa are recalling their ambassadors to Israel after Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip, killing scores.
  2. The Japanese foreign minister has called for a calm response to the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
  3. Iran’s foreign minister is to meet his counterparts from the U.K., France and Germany following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.