October 24, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has met South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon in Tokyo amid strained relations between their countries.

2. South Korea’s prosecutors on Thursday arrested Chung Kyung-sim, wife of former Justice Minister Cho Kuk, who resigned last week.

3. A low pressure system could bring heavy rain to Japan later this week, including to areas still reeling from Typhoon Hagibis.