- The opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games was held on Saturday at GBK main stadium in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.
- Tributes are flowing in for former U.N. chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan. He died on Saturday at age 80 after a short illness.
- Japan’s defense minister is starting a 5-day tour of India and Sri Lanka on Sunday.
August 19, Sunday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa