November 13, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. 16 Asia-Pacific nations have given up on efforts to reach a deal, by the end of this year, on a free trade pact that would cover half of the world’s population.
  2. Tokyo stocks fell sharply on Tuesday, following an overnight plunge on Wall Street.
  3. Japan’s chief cabinet secretary has pledged that the government will do everything it can to help bring back all Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea.