October 4, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

  1. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed hope that his planned visit to Pyongyang will lead to progress in paving the way for North Korea’s denuclearization process.
  2. The death toll has now topped 1,400 from the powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday.
  3. Peru’s Supreme Court has annulled a medical pardon granted to former president Albert Fujimori and ordered he be returned to prison.