December 19, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. The Japanese government has approved the deployment of 2 new land-based missile defense systems.
2. Japanese authorities have found 2 more bodies beneath one of the 2 wooden boats that are believed to have come from North Korea.
3. The United States has vetoed a U.S. draft resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.