December 30, Sunday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. The Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement that involves Japan and 10 other nations has taken effect.
  2. The U.S. president announced on Twitter that he had a good telephone conversation with the Chinese president.
  3. Weather officials are warning of further snowfall in areas among the Sea of Japan coast.