June 30, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Mariko Kojima and Ms. Sarah Macdonald

1. South Korea’s president has sought understanding from U.S. congressional leaders about a delay in starting full-fledged operation of an advanced U.S. missile defense system in his country.
2. China’s leader Xi Jinping, who is on his first visit to Hong Kong as president, has lauded the region’s senior officials for curbing pro-independence activity.
3. Three former executives of the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have pleaded not guilty over the March 2011 accident.