May 12, Sunday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. Agricultural ministers from the Group of 20 economies concluded two days of talks and adopted a joint declaration.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump has told China now is the time to act to make a trade deal with the United States.
  3. NHK has learned that Japan and the U.S. have agreed to hold working-level talks on trade before Trump visits Japan later this month.