August 24, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. The trade war between the United States and China is heating up, with both sides saying that they will impose more retaliatory tariffs on each other’s imports.
  2. North Korea launched two projectiles from the South Hamgyong Province toward the Sea of Japan on Saturday morning.
  3. Japan’s minister in charge of negotiating a trade deal with the United States says the two countries have agreed on the direction of talks, including what sectors should be included.