May 21, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Japan’s foreign minister plans to meet his South Korean counterpart to push Seoul to agree to set up an arbitration panel over the wartime labor issue.
  2. Iran’s nuclear officials say they have quadrupled the country’s capacity to produce low-enriched uranium, amid escalating tensions with the United States.
  3. The United States has announced that an economic conference aimed at helping Palestinians will be held in Bahrain next month.