December 26, Wednesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Reese and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. Tokyo stock is bouncing back a day after a strong sell-off that saw the Nikkei Average fall 5 percent.
  2. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing a challenge of keeping the country’s economy on track to allow the implementation of a planned consumption tax hike, in his seventh year in office.
  3. A close aide to former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been released from detention.