May 19, Sunday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. Australia’s conservative coalition government led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks certain to win Saturday’s general election.
  2. Nationalist parties from across Europe have gathered for a rally in Milan, Italy.
  3. Japan and five Central Asian countries have agreed to strengthen cooperation in infrastructure and tourism across the region.