April 16, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Japan and the United States launched a new round of trade talks on Monday.
  2. Japanese and Chinese foreign ministers have reaffirmed the need to develop bilateral relations and also work closely together for the G-20 summit in June.
  3. The blaze that ravaged the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris, one of the city’s iconic landmarks, was brought under control by firefighters about 10 hours after it broke out.