August 4, Saturday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Risa Shimizu

  1. Intense heat continues to grip much of Japan, with temperatures soaring to record levels on Saturday.
  2. 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.
  3. China is preparing to impose retaliatory tariffs of up to 25 percent on 60 billion dollars of U.S. imports.