October 12, Saturday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. One of the most powerful storms of the year is forecast to make landfall in Japan on Saturday.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump says his country and China have reached the first phase of an agreement on some issues in their trade talks.
  3. Japan and South Korea have held their first meeting about a trade dispute under the framework of the World Trade Organization.