October 31, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai has told reporters after submitting his letter of resignation that the judicial administration cannot afford to lose public trust.

2. A fire has destroyed all the main structures at Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa.

3. The Chilean president has announced the country will not host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit scheduled for November and December’s COP 25 climate summit.