July 31, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Reese and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff say North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan on Wednesday morning from the vicinity of the eastern city of Wonsan.
  2. Foreign ministers for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations kicked off their meeting in Bangkok on Wednesday.
  3. Police are to look into a novel written by a person with the same name as the suspect in the deadly arson attack on a Kyoto Animation studio.