June 1, Thursday, 2017(2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. The launch of a rocket carrying a satellite that is part of Japan’s version of a global positioning system was a success.
2. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has called for quick passage during the current Diet session of a one-off legislation on Emperor Akihito’s abdication.
3. U.S. President Donald Trump says he will announce his decision on the Paris climate accord on Thursday.