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

1. Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, along with Japan, China, and other countries, will begin a series of meetings on the outskirts of the Thai capital Bangkok on Saturday.

2. Spain’s government has announced a United Nations climate change conference will take place in the capital Madrid in December, following Chile’s withdrawal as host.

3. An international street performance contest is underway in the central Japanese city of Shizuoka, where the whole city has become the stage for artists.