August 28, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Fumiko Konoe and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. A Japanese man who has been detained in North Korea is on his way back to Japan via China.
  2. Japan’s annual defense report stresses the need to introduce a new ballistic missile defense system, citing nuclear and missile threats from North Korea.
  3. The Japanese manga artist famous for her character Chibi Maruko-chan has died.