December 31, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. European and U.S. media say former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn, who was released on bail in Japan, has arrived in Lebanon.

2. Ghosn has confirmed he is in Lebanon, and in a statement he said he will no longer be held hostage by a rigged Japanese justice system where his guilt is presumed.

3. North Korean media report that leader Kim Jong Un attended the third day of the plenary session of the Workers’ Party Central Committee on Monday.