1. Japan has released an annual defense report that focuses on the U.S.-China rivalry, and calls for the need to closely monitor the situation surrounding Taiwan amid growing Chinese military pressure. 2. NHK has learned that Shizuoka Prefecture will set up an expert panel to look into the collapse of a soil mound, following the deadly mudslides that struck the city of Atami earlier this month. 3. Japanese police have arrested two American and two British electricians working for the Tokyo Olympics on suspicion of using cocaine.