October 16, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. General spending in Japan’s national budget for fiscal 2019 may top 100 trillion yen, or about 895 billion U.S. dollars, for the first time in the initial plan.
  2. Japan’s prime minister has left for his European tour, including attending a summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting known as ASEM.
  3. Turkish investigators have concluded a search at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on the state of a missing journalist.