November 1, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsushita and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. The Japanese government has begun seeking information from private firms that are facing damages lawsuits by people who were forced to work for them during World War II.
  2. The U.S. secretary of state and defense secretary have called on Saudi Arabia and other parties to agree to a ceasefire in Yemen.
  3. U.S. President Donald Trump has indicated that the number of troops deployed at the Mexican border might be increased to 15,000 in an effort to stop the massive flow of Central American migrants.