November 29, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Eriko Kojima

1. The Japanese government says North Korea fired a ballistic missile early Wednesday morning.
2. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on the phone hours after North Korea launched an ICBM-level ballistic missile on Wednesday Japan Time.
3. Disgraced Yokozuna grand champion Harumafuji has opted to step down before sumo officials issue a penalty for his inappropriate behavior.