December 14, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Japan’s central government is moving forward with a controversial plan to relocate an American military base within the southern prefecture of Okinawa.
  2. French police have shot dead the suspect in the Strasbourg gun attack that left 3 people dead and 13 others wounded.
  3. Russia says the former Soviet Union’s memo in 1960, which called for the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Japan, needs to be taken into account during the expected peace treaty talks with Japan.