September 1, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Japan and China have agreed to step up their economic and financial cooperation.
  2. The Japanese government has held an earthquake drill to mark the annual disaster prevention day.
  3. The leader of pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine has been killed in an explosion, prompting Russia and Ukraine to trade accusations over the incident.