June 20, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitdadai

1. China’s President Xi Jinping has arrived in North Korea for the first day of a historic visit to Pyongyang.

2. An expert says Tuesday’s powerful earthquake that hit northern and central Japan may have been caused by unknown active faults.

3. French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to use his first visit to Japan to call for a stronger alliance between automakers, Renault and Nissan.