September 20, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Mariko Kojima and Mr. Mick Corliss

1. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has asked Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to steadily implement U.N. Security Council sanctions resolutions on North Korea.
2. A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 hit southern Mexico on Tuesday as of 9:50 p.m. local time. Media reports say at least 149 people have been killed.
3. Japanese Prime Minister Abe is to hold a news conference next Monday to explain why he wants to call a snap election.