July 16, Sunday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. The brother of deceased Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo says his body was cremated and the ashes scattered at sea.
2. Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is leaving for New York to take part in a U.N. meeting for sustainable development and the eradication of poverty.
3. Participation at an international fisheries conference have failed to adopt a Japanese proposal to set catch quotas for Pacific saury.