July 7, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. In a broad area of western Japan, casualties are mounting due to floods and landslides caused by record rainfall. Fourteen people are confirmed dead, 3 without vital signs and at least 45 others missing so far.
  2. Senior government officials from the U.S. and North Korea have agreed to set up working groups to verify efforts to dismantle the North’s nuclear program.