April 23, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Authorities in Sri Lanka suspect a domestic Islamic extremist group is responsible for the series of deadly bombings on Sunday.
  2. The U.S. government says it will end in May the waivers that have allowed Japan and other countries to import oil from Iran without facing U.S. sanctions.
  3. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has arrived in France on the first leg of his tour of Europe and North America.