February 9, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump says he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the end of this month in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi.
  2. High-level trade talks between the United States and China will be held on Thursday and Friday next week.
  3. Japan’s government debt has topped 1,100 trillion yen for the first time.