December 25, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Rhys and Ms. Shiori Yamamoto

1. Tokyo prosecutors have arrested a ruling party lawmaker on suspicion of taking bribes from a Chinese company hoping to invest in an integrated resort project.

2. South Korean President Moon says Tuesday’s meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Abe represents beneficial progress in bilateral ties.

3. U.S. President Donald Trump says the United States will successfully deal with any surprise from North Korea.