April 23, Sunday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. Japanese destroyers and a U.S. aircraft carrier will begin a joint drill on Sunday in the Pacific, off the Philippines.
2. French voters will cast their ballots on Sunday in the first round of the presidential election.
3. Japan plans to expand its multiple-entry visa program to China’s growing middle class as part of efforts to attract more overseas tourists.