October 27, Sunday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. A senior U.S. State Department official has urged South Korea to reconsider ending an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan.

2. North Korea has again demanded that the U.S. come up with solutions to break the deadlock in denuclearization talks by the end of the year.

3. Tourism ministers from the G20 countries have ended a two-day meeting in Japan’s northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.