November 8, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. A research group says a higher turnout of young people in the U.S. midterm elections was a factor in the Democratic Party regaining a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time in 8 years.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested he will take a tough stance against Japan in bilateral trade negotiations that could start as early as January.
  3. U.S. President Donald Trump has fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions, leading to speculation as to how it will impact the probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.