July 18, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the implementation of the Paris climate accord, saying that climate change poses a far-reaching threat.
2. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida says Japan will contribute 1 billion dollars by 2018 to combat poverty and hunger in the world.
3. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed his intention to speed up the establishment of a Muslim autonomous region on the country’s southern island.