- Tokyo’s benchmark stock index plunged in the morning session on Thursday after steep declines in New York. The Nikkei Average briefly fell more than 800 points.
- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is making an official visit to China on Thursday. He is the first Japanese leader to do so in 7 years.
- Japanese freelance journalist Jumpei Yasuda is on his way home after being held captive by militants in Syria for more than 3 years.
October 25, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai