July 19, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Mr. Raja Pradhan

  1. U.S. President Donald Trump is causing new uproar with yet another remark contradicting his administration’s position on Russia.
  2. Japan and Russia will hold a meeting between their foreign and defense ministers in Russia later this month.
  3. A scorching heat wave continue to affect wide areas of Japan on Thursday, with temperatures expected to soar as high as 39 degrees Celsius in some places.