July 25, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Yuko Matsumoto and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. South Korea’s military has revealed that two projectiles North Korea fired toward the Sea of Japan early Thursday appear to have been short-range missiles, resembling those launched in May.
  2. Tokyo and Seoul remain at loggerheads over Japan’s tightening of export controls on some high-tech materials for the South Korean market.
  3. The U.S. government has announced that ministerial trade talks with China will resume in Shanghai from Tuesday.