September 15, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. Japan’s Defense Ministry says a ballistic missile fired from North Korea landed in the Pacific Ocean about 2,200 kilometers east of Hokkaido, northern Japan.
2. Maritime security chiefs from around the world have gathered in Tokyo to discuss ways to respond to natural disasters and acts of terrorism.
3. Attacks claimed by Islamic State militants have killed at least 50 people in southern Iraq.