July 1, Sunday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. A UNESCO committee has decided to give World Heritage status to places linked to the history of Japan’s persecuted Christians.
  2. Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific nations have begun talks in Tokyo aimed at forging a new free-trade agreement.
  3. In the soccer World Cup in Russia, France has advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Argentina 4-3 in their knockout-stage match.