October 10, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. Political candidates and party officials across Japan are filing paperwork and launching their campaigns for the Lower House election scheduled for October 22nd.
2. North Korea is marking the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party, prompting countries to monitor for provocations to coincide with the milestone.
3. Japan’s space agency has successfully launched a fourth and last satellite for its own version of a global positioning system.