August 22, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

  1. North Korea says it is not interested in denuclearization talks as long as the United States and South Korea keep up their “military threats.”
  2. Foreign ministers from Japan and South Korea have failed to narrow differences over wartime labor issues when they met in Beijing on Wednesday.
  3. Japan’s minister in charge of trade negotiations with the U.S. says he and his U.S. counterpart have yet to bridge their differences.