July 2, Monday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara

  1. The Bank of Japan’s quarterly Tankan survey shows that business sentiment among large Japanese manufacturers worsened in June from 3 months earlier.
  2. The National Security Advisor to the White House says the United States could dismantle a bulk of North Korea’s nuclear programs and other weapons of mass destructions within a year.
  3. Syrian government forces have strengthened their military offensive in the southwest of the country, reportedly killing more than 100 civilians in about 10 days.