December 4, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Rhys and Ms. Eriko Kojima

1. U.S. President Donald Trump says he expects Japan to pay more to host U.S. bases.

2. U.S. President Trump says he has no deadline for concluding trade negotiations with China, indicating that the talks may take longer than expected.

3. Chile’s environment minister has urged countries to tap into the potential of the world’s oceans to tackle global warming.