December 15, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Sara Macdonald and Ms. Eriko Kojima

1. The top diplomats and defense chiefs of Japan and Britain have agreed to maximize pressure on North Korea with the aim of the North abandoning its nuclear development.
2. Japan’s prime minister has expressed concerns over human rights violations and humanitarian situations in the Rakhine State during talks with Myanmar’s president.
3. Officials at the Bank of Japan have released the quarterly Tankan survey.