May 1, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Reese and Ms. Emma Howard

  1. It is the first day of a new era in Japanese history full of celebrations and rituals. Emperor Naruhito took the throne at the start of Wednesday, and that ushered in a new era called Reiwa.
  2. South Korean plaintiffs who won damages in suits against Japanese firms say they started procedures on Wednesday to sell off stocks they had already seized.
  3. Taiwan’s railway authorities say they have asked a Japanese trading company to pay damages over a fatal derailment last year.