July 3, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike’s new local party and allies scored a landslide victory in Sunday’s metropolitan assembly election.
2. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump have agreed to hold a 3-party summit with South Korea this week to discuss North Korea.
3. Business confidence among large Japanese manufacturers has improved for the 3rd quarter in a row.