July 10, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Reese and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. South Korea has criticized Japan at a meeting of the World Trade Organization over Tokyo’s tighter export requirements for some high-tech materials.
  2. The U.S. government says American and Chinese trade officials have spoken on the phone, marking the first step in restarting their bilateral trade talks.
  3. Japan’s space agency says the Hayabusa 2 probe has begun its descent onto an asteroid.