November 20, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa and Ms. Eriko Kojima

1. The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed legislation to support the establishment of human rights and democracy in Hong Kong, where protests have continued for months.

2. Japan and South Korea have failed to hammer out their differences over Japan’s export controls in the second round of bilateral talks at the World Trade Organization.

3. Shinzo Abe has become Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, after breaking a record set more than a century ago.