August 19, Sunday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. The opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games was held on Saturday at GBK main stadium in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.
  2. Tributes are flowing in for former U.N. chief and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan. He died on Saturday at age 80 after a short illness.
  3. Japan’s defense minister is starting a 5-day tour of India and Sri Lanka on Sunday.