- Intense heat continues to grip much of Japan, with temperatures soaring to record levels on Saturday.
- Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono has spoken with his North Korean counterpart. He is believed to have conveyed Japan’s position of seeking a comprehensive resolution to various issues.
- China is preparing to impose retaliatory tariffs of up to 25 percent on 60 billion dollars of U.S. imports.
August 4, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu