June 30, Sunday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagwa

1. U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sunday when he visits the Demilitarized Zone which separates the two Koreas.

2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down after the G20 summit and pledged to continue negotiations towards a peace treaty.

3. Japan’s withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission has gone into effect.