1. Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai has told reporters after submitting his letter of resignation that the judicial administration cannot afford to lose public trust.

2. A fire has destroyed all the main structures at Shuri Castle, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in Japan’s southern prefecture of Okinawa.

3. The Chilean president has announced the country will not host the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit scheduled for November and December’s COP 25 climate summit.


October 31, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto