October 19, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Rosa Shimizu

1. People in Japan are still struggling in the aftermath of a powerful typhoon, one week after it battered large parts of the country.

2. Japan’s government is carefully studying when it will send the Self-Defense Forces to the waters in the Middle East to help ensure safe navigation of Japanese shipping.

3. Group of 20 finance leaders have agreed that the crypto-currencies such as Facebook’s Libra should not be issued before proper regulations are in place.