July 31, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Kitadai

  1. The Washington Post says U.S. spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is producing new intercontinental ballistic missiles at a plant on the outskirts of Pyongyang.
  2. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced investment initiatives worth 113 million dollars to help infrastructure and other projects in the Indo-Pacific region.
  3. Japan will seek Russia’s support over denuclearizing North Korea in a meeting of foreign and defense chiefs.