- Monday marks one year since the Trans-Pacific Partnership came into effect. Japan has seen a change in the volume of both imports and exports.
- Japan’s defense minister has visited Oman to explain a plan to use an Omani port to provide supplies for a Japanese Self-Defense Force ship.
- Taiwan’s president has said in her election pledge that she will not let the island become the next Hong Kong.
December 30, Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Kimberly Gale