December 24, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Leaders from China, Japan, and South Korea sat down for talks on Tuesday.

2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping have discussed Xi’s planned state visit to Japan next spring, as well as North Korean issues.

3. A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.