December 15, Sunday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. Japan’s Defense Minister Taro Kono has expressed concern about China’s maritime activities and underscored the importance of the rule of law.

2. The chief of the General Staff of North Korea’s military has commented on what Pyongyang calls “tests of great significance.”

3. The Japanese government is considering revising its growth forecast for next year based on expectations that its new economic measures will be effective.