- A wintry weather pattern over Japan is bringing snow mostly along the Japan Sea coast from northern to western Japan. Heavy snow is blanketing mountainous regions.
- Egypt’s Interior Ministry says three Vietnamese tourists and one Egyptian tour guide were killed when an explosion struck their bus in the outskirts of Cairo.
- U.S. President Donald Trump says he will close the southern border with Mexico unless the Democrats agree to fund the building of a border wall.
December 29, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu