October 23, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Japan is to stop providing China with government aid next year and start jointly helping developing countries.
  2. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Monday. They likely discussed the U.S.’s intention to withdraw from a treaty with Russia on the elimination of intermediate-range missiles.
  3. Taiwanese prosecutors reportedly believe Sunday’s deadly derailment was caused by the train breaking the speed limit.