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

  1. Many parts of Japan saw record high temperatures and heavy rains last month. The Meteorological Agency has called the weather conditions abnormal.
  2. Extreme heat is continuing across Japan on Thursday, with highs of 39 degrees Celsius forecast in some areas.
  3. Japan’s 10-year government bond yield reached the highest level in more than a year on Wednesday, one day after the central bank tweaked its monetary policy.