- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono will meet his U.S. and South Korean counterparts in Japan on Sunday to discuss North Korea.
- British police say a man and a woman were found unconscious at a house in southern Britain. They add the 2 people were exposed to the nerve agent Novichok.
- The number and value of overseas mergers and acquisitions by Japanese firms hit record highs in the first half of this year.
July 5, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Sara Macdonald and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai