December 29, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. A wintry weather pattern over Japan is bringing snow mostly along the Japan Sea coast from northern to western Japan. Heavy snow is blanketing mountainous regions.
  2. Egypt’s Interior Ministry says three Vietnamese tourists and one Egyptian tour guide were killed when an explosion struck their bus in the outskirts of Cairo.
  3. U.S. President Donald Trump says he will close the southern border with Mexico unless the Democrats agree to fund the building of a border wall.