May 6, Sunday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. A Russian opposition leader and more than 1,200 protesters have been detained at nationwide rallies against Vladimir Putin.
  2. Japan and China are expected to resume an instructor exchange program after a 6- year hiatus.
  3. The U.S. space agency NASA has launched a deep-space explorer that will probe beneath the surface of Mars.