September 2, Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have blocked roads and rail tracks to and from the international airport, disrupting transport services across the territory.
  2. Japan’s exports to China fell in the first six months of the year as companies shifted production elsewhere to avoid trade tariffs.
  3. Japan’s latest draft defense white paper warns that North Korea may have already developed nuclear warheads small enough to be loaded into ballistic missiles.