August 12, Sunday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Hirokazu Sakamaki and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. The leaders of Japan and China have exchanged messages to celebrate the 40th anniversary of a landmark friendship treaty.
  2. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the U.S. government to review its policies and prevent ties between the 2 countries from deteriorating.
  3. A U.S. jury has ordered Monsanto, a major agrochemical manufacturer, to pay millions of dollars in damages to a man who says he developed cancer due to repeated used of a weed killer produced by the company.