1. U.S. President Donald Trump has expressed concerns about recent provocative moves by North Korea.

2. Hong Kong’s chief executive has pledged to restore order in the region.

3. A South Korean trade ministry representative says his delegation told Japanese officials that Tokyo should relax controls on exports to the country.


December 17, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai