August 9, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

  1. People in Japan are remembering the atomic bombing of the city of Nagasaki during World War II.
  2. A government body advising on decommissioning of the disaster-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says removal of molten fuel should start in the facility’s No.2 reactor.
  3. Japan’s GDP grew at an annualized growth rate of 1.8 percent in the April-to-June period, marking the third straight quarterly expansion.