1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has agreed with his Israeli counterpart that dialogue between concerned parties is important to realize peace in the Middle East.
  2. A son of a Japanese woman kidnapped by North Korean agents has met an American man whose father is detained in the North.
  3. In Major League Baseball, Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Otani has been named the American League rookie of the Month for April.
May 3, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai