- Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries are meeting in Singapore on Saturday for a new round of talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free trade pact.
- Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso says Japan will offer support to rebuild the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, which was hit hard by a powerful earthquake and tsunami last month.
- Tokyo’s new wholesale market has opened its doors to the public. Visitors to the Toyosu market can now see the fishmongers and auctioneers in action.
October 13, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu