October 26, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. Torrential rain has caused flooding and mudslides in eastern and northeastern Japan, leaving 10 people dead and 3 others missing.

2. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike says Tokyo still wants to host the 2020 Olympics marathon and race walking events that the International Olympic Committee plans to move to the northern city of Sapporo.

3. China has reacted sharply to a speech delivered by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on the future of U.S.-China relations.