August 7, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Mr. Raja Pradhan

1. A severe tropical storm is making its way to central Japan after hitting the southwestern islands over the weekend.
2. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi have agreed to implement tougher new U.N. sanctions against North Korea.
3. The Association of Southeastern Asian Nations and China have formally approved a draft code of conduct for the South China Sea. However, it does not specify whether it is legally binding.