July 7, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Mariko Kojima and Mr. Raja Pradhan

1. Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies will begin their summit on sustainable global growth in the northern German city of Hamburg on Friday.
2. Torrential rains continue to batter western Japan for a third day.
3. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to take steps to ease farmers’ worries about the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.