September 8, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed that North Korea’s nuclear tests pose a grave threat to peace and stability in the region.
2. North Korea has issued a fresh statement threatening Japan and the United States for seeking a new U.N. Security Council sanctions resolution against Pyongyang for its latest nuclear test.
3. Scientists are warning that a blast of charged particles from the sun may disrupt GPS and wireless communications from Friday afternoon to midnight, Japan Time.