August 17, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Emma Howard

  1. Japan’s foreign minister has met his new Colombian counterpart and asked the South American country to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement.
  2. U.N. special rapporteurs have called on the Japanese government to act quickly to protect workers engaged in decontamination of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
  3. U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration says Turkey could face additional sanctions if it does not release an American pastor soon.