October 16, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Rhys and Ms. Eriko Kojima

1.Authorities in Japan are still trying to get a handle on the extent of the damage after Typhoon Hagibis tore through the country. At least 74 people have been confirmed dead.

  1. Japan’s government will likely pull together an extra budget to cover the huge cost of typhoon recovery efforts.
  2. The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to support human rights and democracy in Hong Kong.