July 27, Thursday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuka Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

1. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says 4 of the 6 Japanese nationals who were detained by Chinese authorities have returned to Japan.
2. Concern is growing that North Korea may test-fire a ballistic missile on Thursday, the day of the anniversary of the 1953 armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War.
3. Botswana says it will allow the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, to visit the African country next month, despite China’s opposition.