May 18, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Sara Macdonald

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will get what he calls very strong protections if he agrees to denuclearize.
  2. Leaders from Japan as well as 18 Pacific island nations and territories will open two days of talks in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture.
  3. NHK has learned that Chinese anti-trust authorities have given the go-ahead to the sale of a chip-making unit of Japanese electronics maker Toshiba.