July 8, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. The United Nations has approved a global treaty to legally ban nuclear weapons.
2. Leaders of the Group of 20 nations are meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Attention is focused on whether they will be able to issue a clear message in support of free trade for sustainable growth amid growing calls for protectionism.
3. The leaders of Japan, the United States and South Korea have condemned North Korea’s claim of a successful intercontinental ballistic missile launch.