August 14, Monday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Yoshi Ogasawara and Ms. Yuka Matsumoto

1. The top military officer of the United States is in East Asia to discuss the situation over North Korea.
2. The Iranian parliament has passed a bill to boost spending on its ballistic missile development in retaliation for fresh U.S. sanctions against the country.
3. Preliminary data shows that Japan’s Gross Domestic Product grew by 1 percent in April to June from the previous quarter.