April 20, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Wednesday the USS Carl Vinson and other ships are now heading to the Korean Peninsula.
2. North Korean officials say Japanese women who went to the North with their Korean husbands have formed a social group.
3. A global chemical weapons watchdog says the highly toxic nerve gas sarin or a similar substance was used in an attack in Syria earlier this month.