- A meeting of senior officials in South Korea could decide the fate of an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan. The agreement, known as GSOMIA, is set to expire on Saturday.
- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has indicated the possibility of downsizing an annual cherry blossom viewing party now under scrutiny.
- Police in Hong Kong are calling on young anti-government protesters barricaded inside a university campus to surrender.
November 21, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Kimberly Gale and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai