May 26, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1.U.S. President Donald Trump says his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could still go ahead on June 12th as initially planned.

2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed the view that resolving his country’s territorial issue with Russia will lead to regional peace and economic development.

3. An internal report by Japan’s Self-Defense Forces shows that ground troops sent to South Sudan were caught in crossfire, even though they were only supposed to operate in non-combat zones.