- Many parts of Japan saw record high temperatures and heavy rains last month. The Meteorological Agency has called the weather conditions abnormal.
- Extreme heat is continuing across Japan on Thursday, with highs of 39 degrees Celsius forecast in some areas.
- Japan’s 10-year government bond yield reached the highest level in more than a year on Wednesday, one day after the central bank tweaked its monetary policy.
August 2, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai