August 16, Friday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

  1. South Korea’s military says North Korea fired two projectiles off its eastern coast on Friday morning.
  2. Tropical storm Krosa is expected to bring heavy rain to northern Japan through Saturday.
  3. Insurgents from ethnic Myanmar’s ethnic minorities have attacked five locations in the east of the country, leaving 14 people dead and four police officers missing.