April 22, Sunday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. Finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the International Monetary Fund policy-making body have warned of trade conflicts as downsize risks of the world economy.
  2. Japanese and the U.S. governments are planning to hold the first round of talks on a new framework to discuss bilateral trade and investment as early as June.
  3. The Japanese and Canadian foreign ministers have agreed to continue “maximum pressure” on North Korea besides the country’s pledge to suspend nuclear and missile launch tests.