August 23, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Sara Macdonald and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. South Korea is expected to notify Japan on Friday of its decision to terminate an intelligence-sharing pact between the two countries.
  2. Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono has summoned South Korea’s ambassador and lodged a protest at Seoul’s decision to end the intelligence-sharing agreement.
  3. The U.S. Department of Defense has expressed its “strong concern” and “disappointment” at South Korea’s decision to terminate the pact.