August 7, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. Japan’s Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper have reaffirmed their countries’ close cooperation on North Korea.
  2. North Korea’s state-run media say the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, oversaw the launch of a new type of tactical guided missile on Tuesday.
  3. Japan’s Cabinet ordinance to remove South Korea from a list of nations entitled to simplified export-control procedures.       The ordinance will take effect on August 28th.