June 8, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. Finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of 20 economies have opened a two-day meeting in Japan. The focus is on whether they can adopt a common front to ease an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China.
  2. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he will do all he can to advance economic cooperation on four Russian-held islands claimed by Japan and peace treaty talks with Russia.