February 23, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. U.S. and North Korean officials are holding a third day of talks in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi as they prepare for a summit there between their countries’ leaders next week.
  2. Trade talks between top officials from the United States and China will be extended by two days as both sides try to strike a deal by the March 1st deadline.
  3. Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito marked his 59th birthday on Saturday. He will ascend to the throne on March 1st, one day after his father, Emperor Akihito, abdicates.