October 8, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Japan has lodged a protest against North Korea over a collision between one of its patrol ships and a North Korean fishing boat in Japan’s exclusive economic zone.
  2. Japan’s board of Audit says it has found flawed government communication lines for nuclear emergencies.
  3. Japan and the U.S. have signed a bilateral trade pact.