August 31, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Emma Howard

1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to put more pressure on North Korea.
2. Defense officials from Japan, the United States and South Korea have stressed the need for North Korea to immediately abandon its nuclear and missile programs.
3. Prime Minister Abe and his British counterpart, Theresa May, held unofficial talks in Kyoto on Wednesday. May is visiting the country for the first time as prime minister.