1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he wants his party to accelerate discussions on constitutional amendments so it can submit amendment proposals to the next Diet session.
  2. High-ranking officials of North and South Korea are meeting to discuss the schedule of the next bilateral summit and other topics.
  3. Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has begun a Latin American tour.
August 13, Monday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Michael Reese