February 24, Sunday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. North Korea’s state-run media are reporting that the country’s leader Kim Jong Un left Pyongyang by train on Saturday for a summit with the U.S. president in Hanoi.
  2. Voters in Okinawa are casting ballots in a referendum on the ongoing land reclamation work to relocate a U.S. military base within the southwestern Japanese prefecture.
  3. Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito will likely open both the Olympic and Paralympic summer games in Tokyo in 2020 as the new Emperor.