November 21, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Kimberly Gale and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. A meeting of senior officials in South Korea could decide the fate of an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan. The agreement, known as GSOMIA, is set to expire on Saturday.
  2. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has indicated the possibility of downsizing an annual cherry blossom viewing party now under scrutiny.
  3. Police in Hong Kong are calling on young anti-government protesters barricaded inside a university campus to surrender.