December 19, Wednesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. The telecom unit of Softbank group has made its debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange—in Japan’s largest-ever Initial Public Offering.
  2. Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force is to conduct its first joint drill with the U.S. and British navies in the Pacific off southern Japan later this week.
  3. Top executives of Nissan and Renault are mapping out a new direction for the Japanese automaker and its alliance partner following the arrest of former chairman Carlos Ghosn.