May 4, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Japan’s Emperor Naruhito has addressed the public at the Imperial Palace for the first time since ascending the throne on Wednesday.
  2. South Korea’s military says North Korea launched short-range projectiles on Saturday morning.
  3. Japanese startup Interstellar Technologies has become the first private firm in the country to send a rocket into space.