August 15, Tuesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

1. North Korea says its leader has been briefed of its military’s plan to fire missiles near Guam. But it reportedly said he would watch the conduct of the U.S. a little longer before making a decision.
2. Two top U.S. officials say their country is willing to negotiate with North Korea if Pyongyang stops making provocative moves such as nuclear and missile tests.
3. The people of Japan are commemorating 72 years since the end of World War II on Tuesday.