September 9, Saturday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. As North Korea marks the 69th anniversary of its foundation on Saturday, its state-run media says the country is now a nuclear power with atomic and hydrogen bomb capability, as well as intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBM.
2. Japan’s Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera has warned of a possible ICBM launch by North Korea on its national foundation day.
3. People in Japan and China have celebrated 45 years of diplomatic relations between their countries.