May 13, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. Finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the G7 economies have discussed reducing inequality and promoting free trade.
2. Key political figures in Japan and China have agreed on the importance of arranging a trilateral summit in Tokyo soon, together with South Korea.
3. Nuclear and non-nuclear nations have failed to narrow their differences over a proposed treaty that would legally ban nuclear weapons.