October 23, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Eriko Kojima

1. People in Japan and around the world have witnessed a series of events marking the new Emperor’s accession.

2. Foreign leaders and governments have sent messages to congratulate Emperor Naruhito on his enthronement.

3. A team of researchers in Japan plans to ask for government approval for the world’s first clinical trial of a heart treatment that uses a special type of stem cell.