July 15, Sunday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. Authorities say the number of deaths from the recent record rainfall in western Japan has exceeded 200.
  2. The foreign ministers of Japan and France have agreed to launch a framework for dialogue on maritime security cooperation.
  3. Russia’s foreign minister has expressed hope that the upcoming summit with the United States will help reopen dialogue on nuclear disarmament, anti-terrorism, and other divisive issues.