September 20, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Japan’s main ruling Liberal Democratic Party is choosing its leader for the next 3 years, a vote that also effectively decides who will be the prime minister.
  2. The United States has welcomed the latest inter-Korean summit and proposed a prompt resumption of talks with Pyongyang.
  3. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is planning to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, next week.