October 13, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries are meeting in Singapore on Saturday for a new round of talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free trade pact.
  2. Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso says Japan will offer support to rebuild the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, which was hit hard by a powerful earthquake and tsunami last month.
  3. Tokyo’s new wholesale market has opened its doors to the public. Visitors to the Toyosu market can now see the fishmongers and auctioneers in action.