September 12, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a news sanctions resolution on North Korea, expanding the targets of sanctions.
2. Monday marks 16 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. A memorial service was held in New York.
3. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono says Japan intends to play a bigger role in efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East.