June 21, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Several member states of the U.N. Human Rights Council are voicing concern about the United States’ decision to withdraw from the body.
  2. North Korea’s state-run media has reported on leader Kim Jong Un’s visit to China for a second day, highlighting the close links between the 2 countries as the North begins talks with the United States.
  3. A Japanese scientist says fresh strain is believed to have built up along active faults in Japan’s western prefecture of Osaka after Monday’s major earthquake.