December 6, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. The U.S. military and Japan’s Self-Defense Forces are searching for 5 American service members off the coast of western Japan.
  2. Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that his country will develop intermediate-range nuclear missiles if the United States withdraws from a bilateral arms control treaty with Russia.
  3. Japan has pledged to pay 11.5 billion dollars to developing countries and to share its satellite data on greenhouse gases with them as part of its contribution to the fight against global warming.