April 3, Wednesday, 2019(2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Reese and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. Japan and the United States are to begin negotiations on a new bilateral trade agreement later this month.
  2. The Chinese ambassador to Japan is expected to return to China next month, ending his nine-year period in office, which is longer than any of his predecessors.
  3. The United Nations Security Council has discussed how to maintain nuclear non-proliferation efforts, with many members calling for the IAEA to send inspectors to North Korea.