April 30, Monday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. The Japanese government says it will closely cooperate with the United States and South Korea to achieve progress on North Korean matters.
  2. North Korea’s state-run media says the country will return to the same time zone as South Korea on May 5th.
  3. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in the United Arab Emirates on the first leg of a 5-day tour of the Middle East.