June 29, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. Japanese government officials say it may be difficult to hold a three-way summit with the leaders of China and South Korea in Tokyo next month.
2. Hong Kong police have arrested pro-democracy protesters who staged a sit-in ahead of the Chinese leader’s first visit to the city since taking office.
3. North Korea has vowed to impose the death penalty against former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, whom it accuses of planning to assassinate North Korean
leader Kim Jong Un.