December 20, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. NHK has learned that former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn and former Nissan Representative Director Greg Kelly may be released.
  2. Officials at the U.S. Federal Reserve have decided to raise the key interest rate.
  3. The U.S. government has acknowledged the start of withdrawal of troops from Syria.