September 3, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. NHK has learned that Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe intends to reshuffle his Cabinet and the ruling party executives on Wednesday next week.
  2. Protesters in Hong Kong are continuing their calls for a strike and for students to boycott their classes in a show of defiance toward the government.
  3. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for Monday’s fatal car bombing in Kabul. The announcement came as the U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan reached a draft peace deal with the group.