July 25, Wednesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Keiko Kitagawa and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. Speculation is growing within Japan’s main governing Liberal Democratic Party that the September party presidential election will be a battle between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and former party secretary general Shigeru Ishiba.
  2. U.S. President Donald Trump has welcomed reports that North Korea has started dismantling a key missile test site.
  3. Temperatures in western Japan are expected to again rise on Wednesday to dangerous levels of up to 38 degrees Celsius.