October 31, Wednesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Resse and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. The New Zealand government says the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement will go into effect on December 30th.
  2. Japan plans to urge South Korea to respond appropriately to the ruling by its Supreme Court on wartime compensation.
  3. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that his administration will impose additional tariffs on China if the 2 countries fail to reach a deal on trade.