July 5, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Sara Macdonald and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono will meet his U.S. and South Korean counterparts in Japan on Sunday to discuss North Korea.
  2. British police say a man and a woman were found unconscious at a house in southern Britain. They add the 2 people were exposed to the nerve agent Novichok.
  3. The number and value of overseas mergers and acquisitions by Japanese firms hit record highs in the first half of this year.