December 12, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. Palestinians demonstrating against U.S. President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital continue to clash with Israeli forces.
2. Japan is stepping up its crackdown on illegal fishing by foreign vessels in the country’s exclusive economic zone.
3. Another elderly parent of a Japanese citizen abducted by North Korea has died.