1. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has reiterated Washington’s demand that a trade agreement with Japan include a provision to prevent competitive currency devaluation.
  2. Japan will call on China to strengthen measures to protect intellectual property rights as the two countries hold a high-level economic dialogue in Beijing.
  3. The latest opinion polls show that Indonesia’s incumbent president Joko Widodo still leads his election rival, but the gap has been shrinking.
April 14, Sunday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa