June 13, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in Tehran on a mediation mission. He hopes to deescalate regional tensions caused by the United States pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal Iran struck with world powers.

2.Hong Kong government offices remain closed on Thursday, the day after demonstrations against an extradition bill turned violent.

3.Renault Chairman Jean-Deminique Senard has expressed frustration with Nissan’s plan to review and reform its management structure.