December 17, Monday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Emma Howard

  1. North Korea has warned that new sanctions Washington has imposed on its high-ranking officials could forever block the path to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
  2. Canada’s Foreign Ministry says that its ambassador to Beijing, John McCallum, met on Sunday with Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who is now being detained in China.
  3. The Japanese government is finalizing a draft budget for the next fiscal year.