August 4, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. Japan’s prime minister says he had formed a new cabinet to regain the people’s trust and push forward his policies.
2. The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant says the groundwater level briefly plummeted near a building that houses one of the crippled reactors.
3. Air France says it is expanding its self-imposed no-fly zone around North Korea in response to the country’s latest missile launch.