June 17, Sunday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. The Japanese defense minister plans to visit potential sites for the deployment of a new ground-based ballistic missile defense system.
  2. Government forces in southern Yemen says they have almost recaptured an airport in the city of Hodeidah, the rebel forces’ most important stronghold.
  3. Japan’s national soccer team has conducted a closed training session ahead of its first match of the World Cup in Russia against Colombia.