July 18, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. South Korea will likely fail to meet the deadline for acting to establish an arbitration panel on the issue of wartime labor.
  2. Japan is to call for abolishing import restrictions on Japanese food introduced after the 2011 nuclear accident in the country at a World Trade Organization meeting on Thursday.
  3. A fire at an animation studio in the city of Kyoto, western Japan, has reportedly injured more than 30 people.