August 1, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has formally announced plans to reshuffle his Cabinet and the leadership of the governing parties on Thursday.
2. A U.S. rocket technology expert says the re-entry vehicle of the North Korean ballistic missile launched last week likely disintegrated after re-entering the atmosphere.
3. The foreign ministers of the 10-member Association of the Southeast Asian Nations are likely to take a softer stance on China’s growing presence in the South China Sea.