- Japan’s ruling coalition has pushed a controversial bill through the Diet with just a few days left before the current session ends. It will allow more foreign workers into the country.
- The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has agreed with Russia and other non-OPEC allies to cut crude oil output next year.
- China has successfully launched a lunar probe which the country hopes to land on the far side of the moon.
December 8, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu