July 1, Monday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara

1. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have met and agreed to resume stalled bilateral talks on denuclearizing North Korea.

2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he has reiterated to U.S. President Trump that the role of the Self-Defense Forces is limited under the Constitution.

3. The Bank of Japan’s Tankan survey shows that business sentiment at large manufacturers has worsened to its lowest level in almost three years.