October 9, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Eriko Kojima and Mr. Michael Rhys

  1. Six European nations have jointly condemned North Korea for test-firing a submarine-launched ballistic missile last week.
  2. Diplomats from Japan, the United States and South Korea meeting in Washington on Tuesday reaffirmed the importance of cooperation in working toward the denuclearization of North Korea.
  3. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to meet dignitaries from about 50 countries who will come to Japan to attend a ceremony to announce Emperor Naruhito’s accession to the throne.