August 5, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. The U.S. government is to send its representative to an annual ceremony in Hiroshima to remember the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of the city for the 8th consecutive year.
2. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations opened a series of foreign ministerial talks in Manila, the Philippines, on Saturday.
3. A U.S. government commission on religious freedom has condemned what it calls the irresponsible and hostile actions taken against Chinese Uyghur Muslims in Egypt.