November 7, Wednesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Reese and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. Vote counting is underway in some states in the U.S. midterm elections. 35 of the 100 Senate seats and all 435 seats in the House of Representatives are up for reelection.
  2. South Korea’s Foreign Ministry has expressed extreme regret over the reactions of the Japanese foreign minister to a South Korean court ruling on wartime labor.
  3. NHK has learned that the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will express concern about China’s continued activities in the South China Sea.