August 9, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

  1. People in Japan are observing 73 years since American forces carried out their second atomic bomb attack on the country during World War II.
  2. Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga has died. He was 67.
  3. Japan and the United States are about to begin a new round of ministerial-level talks to address bilateral trade issues, but negotiations could face a bump road.