1. Japan’s weather officials have issued their highest emergency warning for heavy rain in the three prefectures of Saga, Fukushima and Nagasaki in western Japan.
  2. Leaders from over 50 African countries, representatives of international organizations, and the U.N. secretary-general are gathering in Yokohama for the opening of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development.
  3. Japan has removed South Korea from a list of trading partners entitled to simplified export procedures.