August 11, Friday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Helen Lewis and Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara

1. Japan’s Defense Ministry says it is on heightened alert due to a new launch threat of ballistic missiles by North Korea.
2. Asian stock prices fell on Friday on concerns about rising tensions between the United States and North Korea.
3. Japan’s Defense Ministry is allowing the resumption of flights of the U.S. military Osprey transport aircraft in the country.