September 5, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has failed to win the support of a two-thirds majority needed to pass a motion calling for an early general election on October 15th.
  2. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. Abe is believed to confirm with Putin further cooperation on a range of topics.
  3. China’s state-run media say China and the United States will hold ministerial-level trade talks in Washington in early October.