June 23, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. Japan’s southwestern prefecture of Okinawa on Saturday marked 73 years since the end of a fierce ground battle in the closing days of World War II.
  2. U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis says his country will indefinitely suspend another 2 military exercises with South Korea.
  3. OPEC member countries have agreed to increase oil output in an apparent attempt to stem a further rise in crude prices but failed to announce a clear target.