December 22, Sunday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. The leaders of Japan and the United States have agreed to continue close cooperation in dealing with North Korea.

2. North Korea’s state-run media says that the expanded meeting of the Central Military Commission of the ruling Workers’ Party has been held.

3. Trade ministers from Japan, China, and South Korea will meet in Beijing on Sunday to discuss free trade pacts.