February 8, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Michelle Yamamoto and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump says he has no plan to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping before March 1st, the deadline for raising tariffs on Chinese goods.
  2. Share prices in New York plunged on Thursday as investors are worried about the deteriorating growth outlook for the Eurozone.
  3. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered emergency checks within a month into cases of suspected child abuse to confirm children’s safety.