July 23, Tuesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Hiroko Kitadai and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. Media in South Korea report that a Russian military aircraft violated what the South claims to be its airspace near the Takeshima Islands in the Sea of Japan on Tuesday morning.
  2. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to reshuffle his Cabinet and ruling party executives in mid-September.
  3. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has indicated the BOJ is prepared to step up its easing measures if necessary.