December 18, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Japan has approved new defense guidelines, including a plan to upgrade an existing destroyer into a de-facto aircraft carrier.
  2. The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution condemning North Korea’s human rights situation.
  3. The prospects for Nissan Motor having a new chairperson any time soon disappeared, after the company delayed naming a successor to Carlos Ghosn.