October 21, Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Emma Howard

1. Final preparations are now underway at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo for Tuesday’s enthronement ceremony of Japan’s emperor.

2. South Korean prosecutors have requested a court to issue an arrest warrant for the wife of former Justice Minister Cho Kuk over embezzlement and other suspicious activities involving the family.

3. Indian and Pakistani soldiers have exchanged fire in the disputed Kashmir region, causing casualties on both sides.