December 25, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Tokyo stock’s benchmark Nikkei Average plummeted more than 1,000 points, or about 5 percent, following a big drop in the U.S.
  2. The deadly tsunami that struck the Indonesian islands has prompted calls for strengthening the country’s tsunami warning system.
  3. Japan’s foreign minister says he hopes the facts surrounding a radar incident involving South Korea’s military will be established through bilateral efforts.