- It is the first day of a new era in Japanese history full of celebrations and rituals. Emperor Naruhito took the throne at the start of Wednesday, and that ushered in a new era called Reiwa.
- South Korean plaintiffs who won damages in suits against Japanese firms say they started procedures on Wednesday to sell off stocks they had already seized.
- Taiwan’s railway authorities say they have asked a Japanese trading company to pay damages over a fatal derailment last year.
May 1, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Reese and Ms. Emma Howard