July 11, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Japan’s space agency has announced its space probe Hayabusa 2 has successfully made its second landing on the asteroid Ryugu.
  2. A senior U.S. general has unveiled a plan to have U.S. allies escort commercial vessels with their national flags to secure the safety of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz.
  3. Data from Seoul point to over 150 cases of illegal exports of strategic items by South Korea that can be used to produce weapons.