April 17, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe headed for the United States to hold talks with President Donald Trump.
  2. The recently disclosed activity logs of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force mission in Iraq years ago contain vivid accounts of a severe security situation in the country.
  3. An international chemical weapons watchdog says its fact-finding team is being barred from reaching the site of an alleged gas attack in Syria.