August 31, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. Tensions are rising in Hong Kong over an expected gathering of protesters on Saturday afternoon, despite a ban by authorities.
  2. The U.S. government says it is imposing sanctions on two individuals and three entities for engaging in ship-to-ship oil transfers with North Korea.
  3. The tourism ministers of Japan, China and South Korea have agreed to work to further promote exchanges among people of the three countries through tourism.