August 29, Thursday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. Japanese and African leaders have focused on boosting public and private investment as the Tokyo International Conference on African Development enters its second day.
  2. Weather officials in Japan are warning of floods and landslides, one day after deadly rains slammed parts of the country prompting emergency warnings.
  3. A senior U.S. Defense Department official has called on South Korea to renew its intelligence-sharing pact with Japan.