July 4, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said a ballistic missile was launched from North Korea’s western coast around 9:39 a.m. Japan Time.
2. Severe tropical storm Nanmadol is lashing the western Japanese region of Kyushu with heavy rains.
3. Japan and the European Union will hold another round of ministerial-level meetings this week to discuss a proposed Economic Partnership Agreement.